Trail Sector Research with Trans Canada Trail

The webinar will highlight the Trans Canada Trail (TCT)/American Trails trail sector survey, and previous research done, as well as the initiatives TCT has undertaken at the nationwide scale.

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February 15, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


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Webinar Outline

This webinar will be an introduction to the Trans Canada Trail and the initiatives they’ve undertaken at the nationwide scale. It will highlight in-depth research including the Trans Canada Trail/American Trails trail sector survey, coming in February. We will explore resources, programs, and tools that support trail partners across North America.

Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is the world’s longest network of recreational multi-use trails, encompassing hundreds of local Trail sections from coast to coast to coast. We work to maintain, protect and increase the number of designated greenway sections on the TCT, and offer unique opportunities to get outdoors, explore major cities and small towns, experience our ever-changing landscapes, and discover Canada’s rich history and diverse cultures and communities in all seasons.

TCT is excited to be partnering with American Trails (AT) in early 2024 on great initiatives like webinars, the North American Trail Sector Survey, and more!

KEEP AN EYE OUT! On February 1, TCT and AT will be sending out a survey to capture the state of the trail sector across North America (NA), open to those working directly in the trail sector. This includes those in governments of varying levels, trail associations or other organizations who work on/ with trails, their staff and volunteer bases. The results will build an understanding of the trail sector and assist in making evidence-based decisions on the development of new assets including educational resources and tools to better support trails and funding opportunities.

Like Trans Canada Trails previous surveys, it will capture information on:

  • Organizational capacity
  • Employment and volunteers
  • State of trail Infrastructure
  • Financial capacity and challenges
  • Information on equity and inclusion
  • Climate change and conservation

SAVE THE DATE! Mark February 1 on your calendars or let TCT know you’d like a calendar invite sent to you as a reminder by filling out this form.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand TCT as an organization, their jurisdiction and national trail partners
  • Learn about research TCT has done and will be doing on the trail sector
  • Obtain links to TCT resources, and tangible steps on how to become a TCT Trail partner, with access to resources and tools


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).

Webinar Resources

  • Trail Resources Webpage
  • Economic Impacts Report (pdf)
  • All Persons Trails
  • Webinars
  • World Trails Conference

    Webinar Partners


    Michael Goodyear, Director, Policy and Stakeholder Relations, Trans Canada Trail
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Michael Goodyear brings more than two decades of experience in the trail sector to his role as Director, Policy & Stakeholder Relations with Trans Canada Trail. He works with local Trail groups, destination marketing organizations and government stakeholders to explore opportunities to improve the experience of Trail users and make the Trans Canada Trail more attractive to national and international visitors. He holds an Environmental Studies degree from York University, a diploma in Ecosystem Management from Fleming College, and a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Toronto.


    Rebecca Koroll, Coordinator, Trail Resources, Trans Canada Trail
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Rebecca has joined Trans Canada Trail as the Coordinator of Resources, bringing experience from both academia and industry from her previous roles at not-for-profits focusing on environmental conservation and tourism. Her education has included environmental studies, biology, recreation and leisure studies, with experience teaching at the post-secondary level in geography and tourism, she holds an MA in Recreation and Leisure studies, a Certificate of University Teaching, and is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Waterloo. Rebecca’s past and present research has revolved around quantitative research on outdoor recreation and trail user behavior, wellbeing and use constraints working with conservation areas and trail associations, which has aided her role at TCT optimizing resources and assisting with trail sector research.


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