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Outdoor Play Canada and our collaborators are looking to hire for several positions related to the Canadian Centre for Outdoor Play! See files below for more information on each of the new positions: Canadian Centre for Outdoor Play – Fellow  Canadian Centre for Outdoor Play – Project Coordinator Canadian Centre for Outdoor Play – Resource......

This article was originally published by the Canadian Pediatric Society. Safety measures that aim to protect children can become harmful when they are too restrictive, says Dr. Émilie Beaulieu, paediatrician in Quebec City and lead author of a new position statement on the importance of risky play. “Children should be kept as safe as necessary......

Outdoor Play Canada is looking to hire a full-time Canadian Centre for Outdoor Play (CCOP) Fellow for one year to build capacity and thought-leadership for outdoor play stakeholders. As the CCOP Fellow, your role will be to lead advocacy and thought-leadership initiatives for the promotion of outdoor play in the early years, in collaboration with......

Thank you to Dr. Tanya Halsall, The Royal Ottawa, for providing this post. Researchers at Carleton University are looking for volunteers for an outdoor learning study. The project aims to examine the experiences of educators and students who are teaching and learning outdoors and decision-makers shaping outdoor learning policies to explore the factors that influence......

November 20th is World Children’s Day, UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children, marking the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Today and everyday, make space for children and youth to raise their voices on the issues that matter to them. Learn more here!   ...

Honour Award The Outdoor Play Canada Honour Award is the highest form of recognition by Outdoor Play Canada. The award is designed to recognize and celebrate an individual/organization who has demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership for the promotion of outdoor play in Canada. Qualified nominees are individuals/organizations who have made outstanding contributions to outdoor play......

Sold out third biennial Summit hosted at Wesley Clover Parks Sept. 27-29  SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 – Ottawa, Canada – The sold-out Breath of Fresh Air Summit (BoFA – https://outdoorplaysummit.ca/) is a three-day Outdoor Play Summit where thought leaders, practitioners, researchers and policy makers connect – outdoors – and share best practices for promoting and supporting......

Thank you to Megan Gilbertson from PHE Canada for providing this post. Save the date! The first annual National Healthy Schools Week is October 2-6, 2023! National Healthy Schools Week is a kickoff event for schools to prioritize, plan, and engage in Healthy School conversations early in the school year. This week-long initiative is unique......

The Outdoor Play Canada 2023 Awards will be presented at this year’s Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Play Summit!  If you know of an individual or organization that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in the promotion of outdoor play, nominate them for an OPC award! Award categories include: 2023 OPC Honour Award Dr. Mariana......

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child guards every child’s right to engage in play.