Active & Safe Routes to School

About Us


What Do We Do?

The Ecology Action Centre takes a comprehensive approach to increasing the use of active transportation by children and youth, and making it safer for them to do so. Active transportation means any non-motorized mode such as walking, cycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, scootering, wheelchairing, cross-country skiing, canoeing, etc.
Our vision is a Nova Scotia where walking, cycling or using other forms of active transportation is a popular and safe choice made by children, youth and their families for the trip to and from school and other places kids go.

We aim to:

Overall, our goal is to foster community cohesion and produce safer, calmer streets and neighbourhoods for active transportation.
EAC’s child/youth active transportation work is part of a larger movement known as Active & Safe Routes to School. EAC is part of the Canadian Active & Safe Routes to School Partnership, a national group working to increase the number of school-aged children who travel to and from school using active, sustainable and safe modes of transportation.

Get Involved

For more Information, contact us at:

Tel: (902) 442-0209
Fax: (902) 405-3716
Ecology Action Centre, 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax, NS B3K 4L3

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