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Maximum City is providing the Summer of Play Activity Kit which offers a menu of urban discovery and play-based activities. They encourage participants to share their photos and progress as they play along, and people that participate in all 4 weeks will be entered to win a prize!   The Activity Kit is available for download here....

The Greenspace and Ecohealth Toolkit 2017, produced by Ecohealth Ontario, provides resources, guidance and assistance to those interested in making lasting improvements in community health through greenspace provision, access, and design. This resource aims to support policy makers and program deliverers in increasing opportunities for Ontario residents at all life stages to live, work, play,...

WILD CHILD is an free outdoor play program for families run by childREACH in London, ON. The program is run three times per week all year round (no matter the weather) and is held in local wooded areas to support play in natural settings. childREACH recently developed a new component of their program called WILD...

SickKids, NCFST and researchers from FIFSW have released a Call to Action - as Ontario begins to rebuild and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, immediate action needs to be taken to prioritize children's optimal health and development. Ontario cannot afford to ignore the increasing consequences of pandemic restrictions on the health and...

Ottawa Outdoor Gear Library aims to enable more people to enjoy the benefits of being active outdoors, promote equity and reduce barriers to access nature in the city and beyond. In the process, they are supporting the sharing economy and reducing waste by using donated equipment. The purpose of the Library is to provide opportunities for...

The City of Burlington designed the Play Street program to empower residents to come together and promote community play. The program provides neighbourhoods the opportunity for weekly, local street closures to encourage the use of streets for safe, active play, social interaction, and to provide public space to play where parks and private yard space...

Frontier College Summer Literacy Camps is a play-based learning partnership with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) communities across Canada. Each camp is unique, reflecting the identity, diversity, and priorities of the partner community. Camp programming is designed to inspire a lifelong love of reading. Camp is a community-wide event, featuring participation from parents, Elders,...

Frontier College Summer Reading Tents is a partnership with community groups across Canada to inspire and nurture a love of reading among children. This play-based learning initiative is held during the summer months and involves story time, a movement-based and/or arts-based activity, and ends with each participant receiving a free book of their choice to...

In 2017, Peterborough Public Health undertook an extensive review of evidence related to outdoor playspaces for children in response to an observed increase in playground injury rates in Peterborough compared to the rest of the province. The review focuses on evidence related to the benefits of outdoor play, safety and risk, injury prevention, physical activity,...

Girl Gone Good provides insight and resources for trails in the Ottawa region and beyond, including an extensive library of trail guides, suggested itineraries (e.g., insight into local towns and cafes close to trails), a trail finder map, and resources on how to be a responsible and safe hiker. They also have a series of...