Outdoor Play in Canada 2021 State of the Sector Report

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The Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report serves as a chronology of what has happened within the outdoor play sector since the publication of the Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play in 2015, an account of where we are now, and a map of where we need to go from here.  This document and related promotional activities aims to create a sense of community within the outdoor play sector, provide a common vision for the sector to thrive and succeed over the next five years, and identify priorities for action. This Report exists in various forms including an online Reference Library, Full-Length Research Report, Strategic Directions Summary, Whiteboard Video, Slide Deck, and Summary Webinar. Check-out the various components of the Report below.

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Outdoor Play Resource Library

All items within this library are categorized according to the 9 main priorities identified in the State of the Sector Report. This library is intended to be a living resource, where we plan to continually add items as we learn about them. We invite you to share new items with us to keep this library up to date and continue our effort to serve as a central portal of information on outdoor play in Canada, avoid duplication of efforts, and help connect groups with similar interests.

Full-Length Research Report

The full-length Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report includes a detailed account of the purpose, process, and outputs of this Report, including an overview of where we have been (a timeline of outdoor play in Canada), where we are now (review of the online library, scoping review, and the outdoor play sector response to COVID-19), and where we need to go from here (9 main priorities for the outdoor play sector and affiliate actions).

Strategic Directions Summary

This colourful, infographic-packed summary includes an overview of the rationale, process, and outputs of the Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report, including the 9 priorities for the outdoor play sector.

Whiteboard Video

This 3 minute entertaining whiteboard video summarizes the background, process, and outputs of the Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report.

Slide Deck

This slide deck summarizes the background, rationale, process, and outputs of the Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report. These slides are free to use for knowledge dissemination efforts.

Summary Webinar

In this recorded webinar, OPC's Dr. Louise de Lannoy explains the background, rationale, process, and outputs of the Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report.

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