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October is Walktober Month!   Updated 3 weeks ago

This Walktober, walk more to win more! The more walking steps/km that you log at activeswitch.ca/workplace, the more medals you earn for a chance to win great prizes!

  • Bronze Medal - Log 30,000 steps for a chance to WIN a $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card.
  • Silver Medal - Log 50,000 steps for a chance to WIN a $100 Best Buy Gift Card.
  • Gold Medal - Log 80,000 steps for a chance to WIN a $200 Walmart Gift Card.
  • Platinum Medal - Log 100,000 steps for a chance to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card.

 Earn all four medals for a chance to WIN ALL FOUR PRIZES!

Visit walktobermonth.ca for more details.


Take advantage of free resources to help you squeeze in more steps!

Walktober Month Calendar with tips | Walktober Month Calendar - blank Step Conversion ChartWalking Tip Sheet | Walking Fact Sheet

Programs

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Carpool Ontario    -   https://peterboroughpublichealth.carpoolontario.ca
  Updated 1 month ago

Carpool Ontario is a state-of-the art ride‐matching software that allows users 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!

Not sure? Click on the links below for step-by-step instructions on how to register an account and find a carpool match!


Carpool Ontario Flyer
Carpool Ontario Guide

Active Switch Program    -   https://activeswitch.ca/workplace
  Updated 3 months ago

Don’t miss out on the health benefits associated with physical activity! Get moving with the Active Switch Workplace Program by choosing active travel modes for your commute and other daily trips.


The Active Switch workplace online tool allows users 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/workplace for a chance to win monthly prizes!

Note: Please select "Peterborough Public Health" workplace under City of Peterborough 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

Emergency Ride Home Program    -  
  Updated 4 months ago

emergency ride home program taxi iconAs an employee at a participating Commute Ontario workplace, you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.

If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, 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.


Click here for program Terms & Conditions
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Links

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Commute Ontario    -   https://commuteontario.ca/
  Updated 1 month ago

Commute Ontario is a program of SustainMobility, designed to encourage commuters in the province of Ontario to adopt healthy and sustainable transportation options. 


website iconcommuteontario.ca
facebook iconCommute Ontario
twitter icon@commuteontario

Peterborough Transit    -   https://www.peterborough.ca/Living/City_Services/Transportation/Transit/Bus_Routes___Schedules.htm
  Updated 4 months ago

Peterborough Transit operates 12 regular routes Monday through Sunday on a 40 minute frequency.

Click here to find out everything you need to know to plan your route.

Peterborough Moves    -   https://peterboroughmoves.com/
  Updated 4 months ago

Peterborough Moves promotes healthy and sustainable transportation including public transit, cycling, walking, carpooling and telecommuting.  We offer programs geared to schools and workplaces and cycling skills courses. This site is Peterborough’s home for Commute Ontario information.

Click here to find out more about the program.

Explore Peterborough's Parks & Trails    -   https://thekawarthas.ca/explore/parks-trails/
  Updated 9 months ago

In Peterborough & the Kawarthas all roads lead to trails. Enjoy hiking, walking, cycling, horseback riding, and snowmobiling while taking in the seasonal beauty all year round.

Click here to find out more.

Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling    -   http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/pdfs/cycling-skills.pdf
  Updated 9 months ago

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. 

Current Events

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Walktober Month Updated 3 weeks ago
Starts: Oct 1, 2019
Ends: Oct 31, 2019

walk iconTake steps to a healthier lifestyle and challenge yourself to step-it-up during Walktober Month. Whether you walk to work or just for fun, don’t forget to log your steps at activeswitch.ca/workplace for a chance to WIN great prizes!

Log your walking trips to earn all 4 medals for a chance to win all 4 prizes:

  • Bronze Medal - Log 30,000 steps for a chance to WIN a $50 Tim Hortons Gift Card.
  • Silver Medal - Log 50,000 steps for a chance to WIN a $100 Best Buy Gift Card.
  • Gold Medal - Log 80,000 steps for a chance to WIN a $200 Walmart Gift Card.
  • Platinum Medal - Log 100,000 steps for a chance to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card.

Visit walktobermonth.ca for full contest details

 

Upcoming Events

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Carpool Month Updated 2 weeks ago
Starts: Feb 1, 2020
Ends: Feb 29, 2020

Cut the costs of driving alone by carpooling. Enter to WIN $500 towards your gas purchase by logging in or creating an account on Carpool Ontario at www.carpoolontario.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.

Stay tuned for more details!

 

Bike Month Ontario Updated 2 weeks ago
Starts: Jun 1, 2020
Ends: Jun 30, 2020

Track your cycling trips on the Active Switch online tool at activeswitch.ca/workplace for a chance to WIN!

Stay tuned for campaign details.

 

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Commute Ontario Information Package   Updated 2 months ago

Peterborough Public Health has teamed up with Commute Ontario to offer its employees FREE sustainable commuting programs for an easier, healthier, and more enjoyable commute. Click here to download an information package to learn more.