Safe Routes to Schools & Community Hubs Active Transportation Forum

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West Shore Parks and Recreation’s hosted the Safe Routes to School & Community Hubs Active Transportation forum on Feb 20th, 2015.

Active and Safe Routes to School is a constellation of the Child & Youth Health Network~.

Collective Next Steps include:

Regional: Support programs that focus on behaviour change. Partner with Parks to connect trail routes to schools.
West Shore: Complete rail trails system. Promote existing trails to get to school. Encourage more conversation between Municipalities and SD62.
North Saanich: Increase communication and partnership between Municipalities, SD and Bike Advocacy groups. (Crossing guards, new schools, cycling programs).
Saanich: Create Active Transportation Master Plan and begin Safe Routes to School Program in Fall 2015. Partner with Community stakeholders to promote.

Find more information about the forum here.

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An Interactive Logic Model

Logic models depict the theory of change for a program.

This interactive logic model depicts an initiative that may be compatible with the Child & Youth Health Network in some respects. It focuses on early childhood, an excellent & high leverage intervention point. We might include a prenatal, middle childhood, youth & early adulthood area.

Find the interactive version here (It’s interactive! Hover your mouse over almost any field to drill down & find more detail).

The following are screen shots of the fields from the system level into the family level:

Theory of Action
The System

In the area of Capacity Development on the main page, we can access more detail in the Family Assets field:

Theory of Action_family assets

In the area of Outcomes on the main page, we first find a goal for Family Well-being when we click on that outcome area:

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Then indicators for each timeframe (short, medium & long). Here are the Long-term Outcomes & Indicators:

Theory of Action_family well-being outcomes & indicators

What Makes a Good Childhood?

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What Makes a Good Childhood?

Prenatal to Post secondary Partners have been asking the question: What Makes a Good Childhood?

We’ve collectively identified a working list of features of a good childhood, organized into the following seven themes:

Basic Needs

Housing, food & income

Play & Nature

Opportunities for creative, non-structured play, including freedom to run, play & explore.


Safe homes, safe schools & safe communities

Learning & Community Contribution

Access to a continuum of learning experiences & opportunities to contribute.


A sense of belonging & feeling wanted. Continued acceptance & unconditional regard even when young people become hard to appreciate or youth become intimidating.

Healthy Relationships (Informal Networks)

Love, enduring primary attachment, family, community, friendships & role models.

Community & Health Services (Formal Networks)

Including: Universal services such as recreation resources, neighborhood houses, and health care professionals. Preventative or safety-net supports such as mental health services and crisis response.

What do you think?

Tell us! What have we missed?