Lakehead University has partnered with Commute Ontario: Learn how to access sustainable transportation options


Lakehead University has partnered with Commute Ontario, a province-wide program designed to encourage commuters to adopt healthy and sustainable transportation options.

Faculty, staff and students can now enjoy free programs to help you commute smarter including:

Carpool Ontario
Find your carpool partner with Carpool Ontario, a free ride-matching tool that helps faculty, staff and students search for people to carpool with. Whether you are looking to drive a carpool or share a ride, Carpool Ontario allows you to customize your search criteria to find a perfect match.

Thunder Bay Campus:
Orillia Campus:

Active Switch
The Active Switch online tool allows faculty, staff and students to set goals, track and monitor progress and converts the distance travelled to into calories burned and greenhouse gas emissions saved. Log your active trips at for a chance to win great monthly prizes.

Monthly Rewards Program
Carpool Ontario and Active Switch faculty, staff and students are also automatically entered into a monthly prize draw simply by keeping their accounts active. Could you be the next lucky winner? Click here to see the Monthly Rewards Program prizes for 2019!

Emergency Ride Home program (ERH)
As an employee (staff or faculty ONLY) at a participating Commute Ontario campus, you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program. If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to work, you can request a reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs.

Please note students are not eligible for the ERH Program.

Sustainable Commuting Information Portals
Visit the Lakehead Thunder Bay or Orillia Campus Information Portal for program details and year-round campaigns and take the first steps towards a sustainable commute!

Thunder Bay Campus Information Portal:
Orillia Campus Information Portal: