Outdoor Play Canada

Outdoor Play Canada is a brand-new network of leaders and organizations working together to galvanize an outdoor play movement across Canada. We sprang from the diverse, cross-sector group that collaborated to create the 2015 Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play.

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We believe that outdoor play is key to every child’s physical, mental, emotional and social health and well-being.

We believe that risk is a valuable component of play.

We believe that if all parents, neighbours, care providers, practitioners, educators, insurance providers, schools and municipalities better understood the value of outdoor play to children’s healthy development, they’d be more likely to prioritize, initiate, nurture and support efforts to get kids outside.

If we want outdoor play to be an integral part of every child’s daily life in Canada, we’re going to have to get our hands dirty. Roll up your sleeves and join us.

Photo credits – Child and Nature Alliance of Canada