Parent Resources

  • Walking in Cold and Snowy Weather

    The Region of Waterloo averages six nights per year when the temperature drops below minus 20. While we have experienced the minus 30s, weather that cold is extremely rare here[i]. “Most days of snowfall in Kitchener – Waterloo leave less than five centimetres (2 inches) of fresh snow on the ground. For ten days a [...]

  • Child Readiness Resources

    It sounds funny, but kids need coaching when it comes to walking and cycling to school. Print Resources Walking for life A set of tips for parents teaching their children about walking and road safety. Videos Safe Walking Fundamentals Teaches concepts around how to walk on and off the sidewalk, driveway safety, choosing a safe [...]

  • Driving Near Schools

    Pick-up and drop-off periods around schools are busy times with students walking, biking, scootering, being driven and riding the bus to get to and from school. Create a better commute for students… Be on the lookout There are far more children on foot near schools than in most places drivers go; be alert and expect [...]

  • Reasons to Walk

    Participaction on general health and mental wellness