TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) Project Manager, Car Martin was in Saskatoon April 28th and 29th, meeting with the Saskatoon Health Region to exchange knowledge and lessons learned on another Public Health Agency of Canada funded innovation strategy. The Saskatoon program, Health Promoting Schools, uses a participatory model to embed healthy lifestyles in schools in Saskatchewan. Car shared ideas with community leaders in Saskatoon about youth engagement, evaluation and planning strategies.
The Saskatoon team also arranged for Car Martin to make a public presentation at Station 20 West, a community enterprise centre. The talk was on participatory design towards better streets, with an overview of the ANC project and Complete Streets.
The Complete Streets Game was also deployed to get people involved. It was a great success, with representation from the City of Saskatoon staff, City Council, Saskatchewan Public Health, Saskatoon Cycles, University of Saskatchewan and from other community organizations.
Car's visit was especially timely since Saskatoon is currently working towards developing an active transportation strategy.