Walktober Month is done and what a month it was!
Thank you to everyone who participated and made the switch towards a more active lifestyle this Walktober Month!
This October we saw 244 participants walk and log over 39,733,953 steps (YES THAT’S MILLIONS!) and save over 3083 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions from entering our atmosphere.
Congratulations to this year’s Walktober winners:
$50 Tim Hortons Gift Card: Heather Kozak, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences
$100 Best Buy Gift Card: Yogita Patel, Keyser Mason Ball, LLP
$200 Walmart Gift Card: Peter Downs, City of Peterborough
$300 Amazon Gift Card: Jim Elyot, St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus
Carpool Ontario is a state-of-the art ride‐matching software that allows faculty, staff and students to find carpool partners based on a customized search criteria.
Whether you wish to drive a carpool or share a ride, Carpool Ontario is here to help! Save money, time and fuel and minimize your carbon footprint!
Click here to register a free account today!
* New registrants are required to verify their accounts to be entered into the prize draw. Verification is easy! Simply click on the link in the verification email that is sent to you after filling out the registration form.
If you do not see the verification email in your inbox, please check your Junk/Spam box.
Don’t miss out on the health benefits associated with physical activity! Get moving with the Active Switch Campus Program by choosing active travel modes for your commute and other daily trips.
The Active Switch campus online tool allows faculty, staff and students to set goals, track and monitor progress and converts the distance travelled to illustrate the amount of calories you have burned and greenhouse gas emissions you have saved.
Track all your active trips on activeswitch.ca/campus for a chance to win monthly prizes!
Note: Please select "Carleton University" under the City of Ottawa when creating an account on Active Switch.
Not sure how to register? Click here to download the Active Switch Flyer for instructions on how to register an account
As an employee (staff or faculty) at a participating Commute Ontario campus, you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.
Please note students are not eligible for the ERH Program.
If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to campus, you can request a reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs.
To submit an ERH claim, kindly click on the "Submit ERH Claim" link on the left navigation bar and complete the form.
Ready to ride? From community rides to family friendly cycling events, the City of Ottawa has something for everyone looking to get on their bike.
Stay informed with the latest cycling news.
Click here to sign up for the Cycling in the City newsletter.
Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling provides important information, tips and techniques to help make you a safe, confident cyclist whether you are a new or experienced rider.
Click here to view the guide.
Looking for a place to meet up with your carpool partner before entering the highway system? Take advantage of free Ministry of Transportation (MTO) carpool parking lots today.
Click here to find a carpool parking lot near you.
Carpool lots are restricted to a maximum of 120 consecutive hours. Selected lots are also served by public transit.
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Cut the costs of driving alone by carpooling. Enter to WIN $500 towards your gas purchases by logging in or creating an account on Carpool Ontario from carpoolmonth.ca
But Wait! There's More!
Earn an additional entry into the prize draw for each successful registration on Carpool Ontario. New registrants will be asked to provide the referring person's email address.
September is Transit Month!
Whether you are a regular rider or trying transit for the first time, Transit Month Ontario is a time to celebrate and reward transit riders.
Carleton University has teamed up with Commute Ontario to offer it faculty, staff and students with FREE sustainable commuting programs for an easier, healthier, and more enjoyable commute. Click here to download an information package to learn more.