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The 2022 Park People Report focuses on how collaboration, mindfulness, and power-sharing in parks can help nurture and repair relationships between ourselves, our communities, and the wider natural world. The report includes data on the latest national and local trends in parks including the observed trend of increased interested in adventure play in parks (e.g.,...

The Outdoor Learning Store is a charitable social enterprise with 100% of proceeds going back to outdoor learning non-profit initiatives. Their resources and equipment are organized according to season (spring, summer, fall, winter) and audience (student, educator). Check out the two-page overview of their Summer Outdoor Learning Resources & Equipment here: Summer-2022-Outdoor-Learning-Resources. And/or explore their resources and...

Hop! created by EnviroCentre and the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA), is a new app-based tool designed for schools, school boards, and school transportation providers to encourage students to walk more often. It is free to use and available in both English and French. Explore the Hop! app here. Explore the toolkit in English and French....

The Nature Connection Handbook, by Finding Nature's Dr. Miles Richardson and Dr. Carly W Butler, offers guidance and support to those seeking to promote connections with nature. This beautifully illustrated online resource highlights the importance of fostering nature connections, offers five simple pathways to start building nature connection, outlines the evidence-based pathways to nature connection...

L'offre de formation de 100 degrés sur l’éducation en plein air fournit de nouvelles idées et connaissances pour enrichir la pratique des personnes qui œuvrent au quotidien auprès des élèves. Afin d'outiller les enseignantes et enseignants désirant utiliser cette approche prometteuse, 100° s'est engagé dans le développement et la diffusion d'une série de cours en...

On April 7, 2022 Dr. Trevor Hancock delivered a webinar on behalf of the Canadian Public Health Association entitled 'Our Planet, Our Health, Our Public Health Responsibility', in which he discusses climate change as the greatest public health challenge we now face, and efforts such as promoting outdoor play and learning as part of the...

Camp Jeu, situated on 520 acres within parc Jean-Drapeau in the city of Montreal, is an urban camp that provides outdoor-focused programs for young people 5-17 years to promote their sport and cultural development and the development of healthy lifestyle habits. Learn more about Camp Jeu here....

This latest report from Maximum City summarizes data on children and youth's play, physical activity, emotions and healthy growth during the third wave of the pandemic in Ontario, in the spring and early summer of 2021. The results highlight the role of outdoor play and physical activity in maintaining emotional wellbeing and healthy growth during...

The report 'Les bienfaits de la nature sur la sante globale' produced by Dr. Louis Bherer and a team of researchers from the Centre EPIC at the Montreal Heart Institute provides a summary of the available literature and an evaluation of the quality of the evidence on the health benefits of nature. In the report,...

SaskOutdoors has been partnering with Outdoor Play experts to lead "Get Outside and...