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Groups and individuals invited to Healthy Neighbourhoods funding opportunity

MaRS funding and more in this week's Active Transportation release
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Funding opportunity

MaRS Discovery District invites you to apply to The Healthy Neighbourhoods Data ChallengeThe competition challenges Canadians to identify new sources of data and analytical mechanisms that can improve the understanding of physical environments to promote healthy living and improve health outcomes in neighbourhoods. The most promising ideas will be funded (up to $60,000) and developed into scalable concepts with the goal of supporting public health. Learn more and apply for this challenge here. Direct any questions to


Upcoming Webinar on Improving Intersection Safety for All Road Users

Friday, July 26, 2019 12:30-2 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar topics include intuitive intersection design in Pittsburgh, multimodal intersection applications in New York City, and an update on the Guide for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety at Alternative Intersections and Interchanges. To register visit


How Does the Design of Our Communities Make us Healthier and More Socially Connected?

Great toolkit from BC about community design and health including access to parks. Includes a series of health evidence diagrams which illustrate the weight of research correlations between planning principles, impacts on the built environment and health outcomes.