WALK Friendly Ontario (WFO) is a project of Canada Walks, a division of Green Communities Canada, with funding support from the Government of Ontario and the Metcalf Foundation.

Canada Walks was born out of a growing demand for knowledge and expertise around walkability and walking-related issues, and the desire for networks of practice among organizations and communities across Canada.

The Mission of Canada Walks is to help communities be more walk friendly by:

  • Raising awareness of the health, economic, social, and environmental benefits;
  • Inspiring and celebrating success;
  • Sharing resources and best practice on infrastructure, policy, and programs;
  • Bringing partners together to make walking happen.

Green Communities Canada is a national association of non-profit organizations that delivers innovative, practical environmental solutions to Canadian households and communities.

Downtown Peterborough, Ontario