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The Nova Scotia Before-and-After Program is a partnership between The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) and the Department of Communities, Cultures and Heritage (CCH). The program is supportive of the Nova Scotia’s Let’s Get Moving Action Plan as wall as Nova Scotia’s Early Learning Curriculum Framework and is guided by the following...

Jane Norman College has early childhood education students design inclusive indoor and outdoor environments that encourage children to explore, problem solve, create, construct, relax and become socially competent. The goal is to have children attending childcare have great places to grow and learn.   Learn more about Jane Norman College programs here....

Nova Camp simplifies local adventure through outdoor gear rentals. The goals of this program are to make outdoor exploration more accessible in Atlantic Canada, be an affordable solution to experiencing outdoor activities in a new way, reduce textile waste from outdoor gear in landfills, encourage more people to spend time outside and explore what the...

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...

West Hants is inviting people outside to their trail while giving them a purpose: find the dino! This challenge is encouraging people to get active and explore new places.   Learn more about the Dino-Hunt here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation has a free kayak and stand-up paddle board loan program. This program encourages people to get active on waterways and introduces them to paddling with barrier-free access to equipment.   Learn more about the loan program here....

In a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Hants Parks and Recreation provided yoga in their parks. This gave community members the opportunity to get outside, focus on mental well-being, and participate in recreational activities during the pandemic.   Learn more here....

West Hants Regional Municipality hosted mountain biking clinics and providing an opportunity for people to learn how to mountain bike on their trails and break down some barriers through programs like equipment loans.   Learn more here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation offered a Learn to Geocache program. This provided an opportunity for people to learn how to Geocache in a barrier-reduced, welcoming environment.   Learn more here....

West Hants Parks and Recreation hosted "Learn to Disc Golf" events at Halliburton House Museum in Windsor, Nova Scotia. The goal is to provide residents with opportunities to learn the basics of how to play disc golf in a barrier-reduced and welcoming environment.   Learn more here....