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Safety & Outdoor Play

Thank you to Sarah Forrest, second year journalism student at Carleton University, for providing this post. Outdoor risky play is key for childhood development, says Canadian Paediatric Society, but it’s not quite so simple. In a statement released on Jan. 25, CPS defined risky play as “thrilling and exciting forms of free play that involve uncertainty of...

SaskOutdoors was recently interviewed by CBC on why it is important to get outdoors in the winter, how to do so safely, and where to go for resources to support outdoor play in all seasons. In their chat, Justine Wheeler, Outdoor Play Coordinator for SaskOutdoors, gave a shout-out to Outdoor Play Canada and the Outdoor...

POSITION: MSc / PhD Studentship Opportunity (through Carleton University)  PERIOD: January 2024 (for 2 years - MSc, 3 years - PhD)   SALARY: MSc: $20,000 annually + $1000 Professional Development Allowance – for two years  PhD: $25,000 annually + $2500 Professional Development Allowance – for three years  REPORTS TO: Dr. Mark Tremblay, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research...

The Play Outside UBC Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is looking to understand children’s outdoor play at Early Learning and Child Care (ELCCs) centres across Canada. They are seeking to understand outdoor play provision in Canada to support future action related to outdoor play policies,...

Thank you to Families Canada for providing this post! Happy Summer! Summer is a great time to relax, play, and enjoy time with your family, whether at home, or outdoors with others. This summer, Families Canada, encourages all educators, parents, and family support service providers to find new ways to support children’s play as they play alone,...

In collaboration with the Canadian Disability Participation Project, The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement, and the Adapt Lab, a team of researchers and practitioners with expertise in childhood disability, inclusive play, and community programming have produced a Quality Participation on Playgrounds Blueprint resource. It is adapted from the Canadian Disability Participation Project’s Blueprint...

On May 16th, 2023, Outdoor Play Canada will be hosting a Risky Outdoor Play webinar, featuring speakers from Canada, the US, and Norway! This 90min webinar will begin with a summary of research from each of our speakers, followed by what's sure to be a lively discussion! Join us! Register here.   ...

The Canadian Centre for Outdoor Play Collaborative (CHEO Research Institute, Algonquin College, Andrew Fleck Children’s Services, Outdoor Play Canada) is seeking outdoor early childhood education (ECE) leaders to join the newly formed National Panel on Licensing of Outdoor Early Childhood Education (“The National Panel”). This National Panel will advance efforts towards changing ECE licensing regulations across...