WAY2GO! Girls emPOWERED2Go
This educational campaign led by Island Health and the University of Victoria (UVic) uses powerful stories and experiences from girls and their families living in the capital region to shift attitudes and perceptions regarding active travel. The goal is to increase knowledge of the health-related benefits of active transportation and to encourage more girls between 7 and 15 to get physically active by cycling, walking, rolling and taking public transit. Now through March, UVic will facilitate discussions in schools to identify barriers to active travel.
As a part of the initial research, Island Health invites you to participate in a Neighborhood Environment Walkability Scale Survey to share your perspectives as a parent or guardian on what features of your neighborhood impact your child’s walking habits. The survey is available online and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
The survey is available online here until June 30.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:
Ms. Claire Sauvage-Mar (University of Victoria Masters Candidate) at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 250-361-6102,
Dr. Patti-Jean Naylor, (University of Victoria Professor) at email@example.com OR 250-721-8373, or
Dr. Joan Wharf-Higgins (University of Victoria Professor) at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 250-721-8377.