TCAT is the provincial lead in Ontario for the Active Neighbourhoods Canada partnership to co-design active cities. Along with our partners, the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC) and the Sustainable Calgary Society, together we have refined a participatory planning approach initially developed by MUEC (between 2008-2013) through their Green, Active, and Healthy Neighbourhoods pilot project.
Between 2013 and 2017, TCAT worked on four Active Neighbourhoods Canada projects in Ontario. In 2017, we received additional funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to continue our Active Neighbourhoods Canada work.
Between 2017 and 2020, we are scaling up our efforts and expanding the reach of our successful approach to benefit additional Canadian communities. We are leveraging the knowledge developed in the first phase in order to transform professional practice and policies, and equip decision-makers and communities to create active and healthy communities.
In the long term, we aim for 3 types of changes:
We will achieve these changes by working on two levels:
Thank you to our project funder: