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Dear AT Network,

I am writing with news about staffing changes at the Active and Safe Routes to School Program. 


After 7 years as program coordinator for the Active and Safe Routes to School Program at Green Action Centre, I will be taking a 6 month leave of absence (May - November) to more deeply explore my dream of farming! Because we do not know what my level of involvement with this project will be after November 2012, we have made some changes in the project management and staffing of the program to ensure it continues to operate smoothly. It's exciting to have such a capable and competent team at the helm who are dedicated to children's mobility and active transportation and who can ensure the ASRTS program continues to grow and support the exciting uptake that is taking place around the province and Canada. 


Shoni Litinsky, Lea Grzenda and Masha Giller will all stay with the program, however will shift some of their responsibilities to fill in my absence. We are also excited to announce that Anders Swanson will be working with the ASRTS Team to assist with some program development, namely the creation of an IPAD application that will build our capacity related to mapping and data collection for school travel planning. I believe I can speak for the other ASRTS Staff that Anders will be an asset to this project!


I will remain connected to the project one day per week throughout my leave in order to assist with the transition and will always be a supporter willing to share information, resources and opinions (!) about sustainable transportation and Active and Safe Routes to School.


Please note that my e-mail address will shift to jackie@greenactioncentre.ca, and the e-mail "asrts@greenactioncentre.ca" will be directed to Shoni Litinsky after May 1st, 2012.

My best to you all this summer. I look forward to crossing bike-paths with you soon!




Jackie Avent 

Green Action Centre Active and Safe Routes to School 

3rd floor, 303 Portage Avenue | (204) 925-3773


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