Commute Ontario

Commute Ontario – NEW Green Campus Commuting Program

Carleton 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.

Visit to get started today.

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) 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.

Emergency Ride Home claims can be submitted on the Carleton University Information Portal at

Carleton University Information Portal
Visit the Carleton University Information Portal at for program details and year-round campaigns and take the first steps towards a sustainable commute!

Ottawa Ride Match

Register for ride-matching within the City of Ottawa area at

When you register with this carpooling service, your free membership will provide you with the following transportation options and benefits:
– Meet other commuters or travelers, save money, and make new friends, while helping the environment
– Quickly and easily find people with whom to carpool – FREE to use, and available to anyone who lives or works in the National Capital Region
– Add or edit listings/reply to other listings
– Use your normal email address.
– Anonymous messaging to other members
– Safe travel suggestions

Carleton University is providing the above information as an option and accepts no liability whatsoever for any issues arising from sharing rides.