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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....

The Adventure Report is a blog based out of Ottawa. The website features a Trail Finder map for trails in and around Ottawa and the Adventure Report Hiking Challenge. Blog posts cover topics such as camping, trail reports and hiking with kids.   Check out the Adventure Report here....

PHE Canada has developed a robust resource of physical education activities to support children and youth in getting active both at home and in school. The activities are focused on promoting physical competencies surrounding the themes of 'move', 'think', 'feel', and 'act'. Activities are categorized according to grade level (K-3, 4-6, 7-12) and are downloadable...

Geocaching is the worlds largest treasure hunt! Get started by downloading the free app and creating an account. Use the app to find a geocache nearby, and start your adventure. Don't forget to bring a pen! Once you find it, sign and date the logbook. Place the geocache back where you found it and log...

Schoolyards Count, produced by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay (Wilfrid Laurier University), Christine Corso (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), and Tammy Shubat (Ophea), reports on the quality of schoolyards across Ontario using data from citizen scientists. The report provides a review of why schoolyards matter for the health and wellbeing of students, a review of the gaps...

Promoting Physical Activity in the Built Environment is a discussion paper that identifies physical designs, strategies, policies, and other solutions that enable and encourage physical activity in the built environment. It also includes a summary of suggested next steps to further promote physical activity across built environments in Canada. Learn more about designing for physical activity...