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New national partnership – February 23, 2021
Trans Canada Trail (TCT) and AccessNow – a Canadian social start-up that works through mapping to facilitate accessibility in countries around the world – are excited to announce a new partnership aimed at increasing accessibility on trails across the country. By working together on initiatives that lead to information being shared via the AccessNow app, Canadians will be able to discover barrier-free routes as well as identify areas where barriers still exist so they can be addressed, resulting in increased accessibility along The Great Trail.
Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow are thrilled to announce that they are working together with the Canadian Paralympic Committee and that Paralympians and Para athletes are working to map the accessibility of trails across the country. The project will use the AccessNow platform and technology to highlight lived experiences and provide people with a navigational resource to discover trail accessibility.
Winter Mental Health Campaign Launch – February 1, 2021
The winter months in Canada bring opportunities for diverse outdoor activities. At the same time, winter can be a challenging season for people to maintain good mental, emotional and physical health – particularly during a global pandemic.
As Canadians look for safe outdoor opportunities that assist in coping with social isolation and with managing their physical and mental health, Trans Canada Trail (TCT) announces the launch of their Blahs to Ahhhs Winter Campaign, aimed at supporting Canadians as they navigate the coming months.
About The Great Trail of Canada and Trans Canada Trail
Touching every province and territory, stretching for more than 27,000 kilometres and profiling Canada’s diverse landscapes and cultures, The Great Trail of Canada is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. Supported by donations to Trans Canada Trail, The Great Trail links over 15,000 rural, urban and Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. It is a connector of people and communities, a national unity endeavour that brings together Canadians from all walks of life, enhancing their quality of life, and the communities where they live, work and play.
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View the latest media releases to learn about events, new partnerships, campaigns and other news.
- 23-Feb-2021: New national partnership focuses on improving accessibility on the Trail – Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join AccessNow and Trans Canada Trail to provide valuable accessibility feedback on trails across Canada
- 01-Feb-2021: Trans Canada Trail Launches Blahs to Ahhhs Campaign in Support of Mental and Physical Health
- 26-Nov-2020: Canadians’ Trail Use up Significantly During COVID-19: National Survey Finds Physical & Mental Health Benefits, Access to Nature Behind Surge in Popularity
- 16-Nov-2020: Over 10,000 Participants hike 108,000 km in the Great Canadian Hike
- 02-Oct-2020: The Great Canadian Hike begins across Canada
- 21-Sep-2020: Conference Board of Canada: New report outlines economic, health, conservation benefits of trails
- 29-Jun-2020: Trail use an integral part of Canadian life, survey finds
- 29-May-2020: COVID-19: Trans Canada Trail issues national guidelines for responsible trail operations
- 22-Apr-2020: Trans Canada Trail awards $3.1 million in grants to fund Trail infrastructure across Canada
- 18-Dec-2019: Trans Canada Trail appoints Eleanor McMahon President & CEO effective March 1
- 18-Sep-2019: Canadians from coast to coast to coast join national sketch workshops
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