About The Centre for Sustainable
The Centre was formed to help overcome the barriers to
the attainment of sustainable transportation, in Canada and elsewhere,
through the provision of well-reasoned and balanced information and
The Centre started work in 1996 and is a federally chartered,
non-profit organization. The Centre is governed by a Board of Directors, and has a secretariat based in Winnipeg,
The Mission of The Centre for Sustainable Transportation
is to work proactively in achieving the sustainable transportation of
persons and goods in Canada.
We do this through:
. Co-operative partnerships we undertake
. Relevant and timely research
. The communication and dissemination of balanced information
. The monitoring and supporting of sustainable transportation
. Create a source of reliable information by
establishing the Centre as Canada’s foremost clearinghouse and source
of credible information on sustainable transportation.
. Educate and raise awareness on the need for sustainable
transportation through its publications and education materials for
students at all levels and transportation professionals and through
seminars and conferences.
. Fill gaps through research by developing a consensus based NATIONAL
SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH FRAMEWORK AND AGENDA to generate
hard information and analysis needed by senior level public and private
sector decision makers. By developing and testing an array of public
policy instruments which can be used to move toward more sustainable
transportation systems, including performance measurements.
. Provide leadership in strategic directions on areas such as on
measures in achieving Canada's Kyoto target in the transportation
sector, workforce transition, freight transportation industry, labeling
A Vision for 2035
Download our Definition And Vision Of Sustainable
Transportation to see how transportation can look in 2035.
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