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The Great Canadian Hike starts today, September 15, and runs until October 31. Trans Canada Trail is challenging Canadians to reduce their screen time and increase their Trail time! Register for free for a chance to win weekly prizes.   Learn more and register here....

Thank you to David McFall, Principal of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School, Gatineau, Quebec, for providing this post. JULY 4 2021 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School (PETES) is a part of the Western Quebec School Board in Gatineau, Quebec. The school has a population of 550 students, is located in downtown Gatineau (Hull), and...

The TD Summer Reading Club has announced StoryWalk®, an exciting new outdoor reading activity. StoryWalk® will be offered at over 550 libraries across Canada this summer. The StoryWalk® is comprised of 17 outdoor panels featuring text and illustrations from the short children's story, The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires. Visitors are invited to read the...

Thank you to Rachel Buxton, Carleton University, for providing this post. Restoring and protecting biodiversity in urban areas offers an opportunity for an enormous number of people to connect with nature and improve their health and wellbeing. At the same time, these nature-based interventions can provide environmental benefits and push for social equity. These interventions include...

Dalhousie University's Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) is (virtually) hosting Cornell professor Dr. Janet Loebach for a talk on: 'Leveraging Behaviour Mapping to Capture Children's Play Behaviours and Evaluate Outdoor Playspace Design' in support of HPI's Flagship Project "Designing Supportive Environments for Chronic Disease Prevention". This presentation will take place Wednesday April 28th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00...

Dr. Sarah Moore, Dr. Michelle Guerrero, and Dr. Louise de Lannoy participated in the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) COVID-19 and Public Health Forum (virtual), with Dr. Mark Tremblay acting as Chair and Moderator of the symposium entitled: "COVID-19 Restrictions Linked with Adverse Movement Behaviours in Canadian children and youth". Dr. Moore started the symposium off...

Investigating Nature Through the Eyes of a Child was a seasonal workshop series hosted by the Jane Norman College Family Home Childcare Agency in both Victoria Park and the Dr. Jane Norman Child Study Centre playground. This workshop series for early childhood educators encouraged them to take children in their care outside to explore, investigate...