What exactly is the Trottibus Walking School Bus ?

Initated by the Canadian Cancer Society, the Trottibus is a walking school bus that helps elementary school children walk to school together in the morning, accompanied by parents and volunteers.

  • Safe and supervised
  • Planned routes with scheduled stops
  • Trained volunteers who’ve undergone a background check

Benefits for everyone!

For children

  • A chance to make new friends
  • Pleasure and sense of belonging to a group
  • Learn to become a good pedestrian
  • Better concentration in class
  • Increase in the level of daily physical activity

For parents who get involved

  • Sharing responsabilities with other parents
  • Pleasure and sense of belonging to a group
  • Expanding your social network
  • A way to keep fit

For schools

  • Reducing car traffic around the school
  • Increasing safety for pedestrians
  • Parents mobilized around a project that brings people together
  • Environment that promotes physical activity

For communities

  • Fewer cars: families walk more to get around
  • Greener neighbourhood
  • Citizen involvement in an intergenerational project
  • Strenghtening the social fabric

Did you know?

1

Nearly half of all cancer cases can be prevented by adopting healthy livings habits and implementing policies to protect public health.

2

58% of parents say that they always walked to school when they were children: only 28% say that their children are doing it today.

3

The exercise that children get in walking to school increases their ability to concentrate, for the next four hours or so.

4

Each kilometre covered on foot on a daily basis is associated with a 5% decrease in the probability of becoming obese.

5

Only 14% of young Canadians between 5 and 11 years old are sufficiently active.

2 ways to get on board
the Trottibus
Walking School Bus

The pedestrian bus is a simple and safe way to be active on a daily basis. Get on board the Trottibus Walking School Bus today!

1

Register my child

Let your child discover the pleasure of walking with friends and adopting
healthy habits for life!

2

Sign me up as a volunteer

Accompany children as they walk
to school and start
the day energized!

More questions?