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About Outdoor Play Canada

The history of outdoor play advocacy, practice and research in Canada is diverse and strong. Recently, there has been a marked increase in multi-sector efforts to align our work and build a movement together.

Position Statement

We conducted two systematic reviews to examine the best available scientific evidence on the net effect (i.e., balance of benefits vs. harms) of outdoor and risky active play.


Knowledge mobilization is an important part of increasing every child's access to outdoor play. Use these evidence-informed tools to support outdoor play in your community.

Adventure Calendar

The Adventure Calendar provides a daily outdoor play idea to inspire you to find new ways to get outdoors and into play, everyday!

State of the Sector Report

The Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report serves as an archive of where we have been and a map of where we need to go next as a sector.

Active Toy Guide

The Active Toy Guide is filled with gift ideas to help kids of all ages burn off steam, chart an active outdoor adventure or just experience the joy of movement.

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We believe that risk is a valuable component of play.

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