Director, Healthy Public Policy, Toronto Public Health
Recipient of TCAT’s 2013 Active Transportation Champion Award
The 2013 Toronto Bike Awards were held on November 26, at the Gladstone Hotel where TCAT was pleased to present its fifth annual Active Transportation Champion Award to Dr. Monica Campbell, Director of Healthy Public Policy at Toronto Public Health.
Dr. Campbell has city-wide responsibility for ensuring the development of evidence-informed public policies that best protect the health of Toronto residents. She was selected by a majority vote of the TCAT steering committee for her leadership in demonstrating the link between active transportation and health and for spearheading numerous evidence-based initiatives within Toronto Public Health to improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians in Toronto.
Under the influential leadership of the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, the Healthy Public Policy Team regularly produces exceptional reports, including:
- Improving Safety for Bicycle Commuters in Toronto, identifying priority actions with particular attention to actions that can be implemented quickly and easily;
- The Walkable City: Neighbourhood Design and Preferences, Travel Choices and Health, demonstrating that Torontonians who live in more walkable neighbourhoods are healthier;
- Road to Health: Improving Walking and Cycling in Toronto, providing clear evidence that active transportation generates important health benefits.
About TCAT’s “Active Transportation Champion Award”: Each year TCAT presents an award to an individual or organization that has worked to raise the profile of cycling or walking and its relationship to a high quality of urban life. Our previous award winners are Jane Farrow in 2009, Paul Young in 2010, Paul Hess in 2011, and Patrick Brown and Albert Koehl in 2012.