Active Neighbourhoods Canada/Réseau Quartiers verts (ANC/RQV)

Active Neighbourhoods Canada is a partnership between the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC), Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) and Sustainable Calgary Society (SCS). These organizations drew their inspiration from the Green, Active and Healthy Neighbourhoods approach — successfully implemented in four Quebec neighbourhoods — and tools inspired by best practices from around the world.


Active neighbourhoods are designed collectively. They aim to create quality urban life, and in doing so foster community linkages, encourage a connection with natural systems and allow citizens to develop a sense of belonging to their living environment.


The project partners are working with 12 communities (organizations and other groups) that were selected according to certain criteria. These communities, located in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, will act as levers to ensure that examples of participatory planning best practices and pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly developments continue to increase across Canada.


  • Promote best practices of participatory planning
  • Identify and promote neighbourhood developments that favour walking and cycling
  • Influence professional practices and standards related to urban planning and development
  • Develop expertise in urban planning and development with a Canada-wide community of practice


More neighbourhoods that celebrate the active use of shared public space — roads and parks — by all users (and active citizenship?).

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