What is happening in the Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network? Here is the latest news from partners.








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ANC applauds the Government of Canada's ongoing support for active transportation

On April 11th, the Government of Canada announced $10.5 million of funding over three years (2017 to 2020) for seven projects to promote healthier lifestyles among young Canadians and their families. The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation and Sustainable Calgary are thrilled by this announcement which allows the implementation of the third phase of the project Active Neighbourhoods Canada / Réseau Quartiers verts project to continue the work of building the active city.

Healthy Places


Healthy Places: Focus on Healthcare

Health is multi-faceted, and as such we would expect buildings that support and address health to be just as comprehensive.

A desire for greater multi-sectoral collaboration exists.  All sectors, not merely health or infrastructure, should be working towards healthy places.

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One street. Many uses. What trade-offs will you make? Pre-order your bilingual Complete Streets Game today!

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Are you a graduate student interested in the interaction between health, urban design and active transportation? Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network is looking for a Research Assistant to conduct a literature scan of cost-benefit analysis practices related to health, urban design, active transportation and participatory planning.

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TCAT's new participatory planning course is launched!

“Streets should be compelling and beautiful.” That was the message delivered at Ryerson’s Chang School for Continuing Studies by Car Martin, TCAT’s Participatory Design Consultant and soon-to-be co-instructor of our new course, CVUP 115 Planning Active Transportation.

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Participatory urban planning: new online toolbox

Article 100 Degrés - A new web platform offers tools, publications and resources to carry out projects whose planning is done in close collaboration with the population.

Website launch

Press release

Co-Designing the Active City: Launching New Tools for Canadian Communities

Canadians are increasingly recognizing the importance of co-design, which meaningfully involves citizens in the planning of their communities. These innovative practices are transforming the way cities are developed and designed. Responding to growing demand, the new web platform offers tools, publications, studies, and resources to help new participatory planning and co-design projects succeed.

RQV-Lancement publication


Loi 122: Zoom on the question of referendums and public consultations.

Article from 100 Degrés - In force since June 2017, Loi 122 leads to legislative changes that are not unanimous. The end of municipal referendums is one of the concerns expressed by many citizens. On November 28 in Montreal, the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre brought together three experts and a municipal councilor to discuss this controversial and little-known point.



Building healthy environments in participatory mode: 12 communities in action.

Article from Cent Degrés - The Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network has just published a remarkable document that describes 12 participatory urban planning initiatives in disadvantaged local communities in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. Overview.


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Building Active Communities Together: A new publication for solutions that promote active transportation and citizen participation.

The Montréal Urban Ecology Center (MUEC) and its partners in the Active Neighbourhoods Canada Network (ANC), Sustainable Calgary Society and Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, are launching their new publication Building Active Communities Together.