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It’s better when we play together!  From The Steadward Centre and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, The Inclusive Play Leadership Resource is an online resource that helps leaders in children’s physical activity and recreation create and lead inclusive play experiences for kids of all abilities! Learn how to support games and playground play that are engaging...

Farm to Cafeteria Canada has launched a new school food map and is intended for use by anyone who’s passionate about transforming how food is experienced, learned and celebrated at school. For schools, getting on the map can help celebrate your school's efforts, connect with other schools, and contribute to national data. For community partners,...

From The Steadward Centre, The Playground Guide for Inclusive Play is designed to support facilitated playground play with and for children who experience disabilities. These play ideas and suggested games aim to provide the foundation for play program plans. These games and activities were originally developed on the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Inclusive Playgrounds but include...

Spirit North is a not-for-profit organization that aims to empower Indigenous youth through sport and play. Their 2021-2022 Community Impact Report provides a 5-year overview of their initiatives, shares stories of success, and highlights their reach, impact, and vision. In particular, they highlight how sport and play can serve to advance reconciliation in Canada, by...

The Outdoor Practitioner is a free online magazine created by Muddy Faces, a UK-based organization that aims to support everyone in benefiting from being outside and connecting to nature. The Outdoor Practitioner magazine aims to support practitioners with their work and play outside, whether they are just starting their outdoor teaching and learning journey, or...

The 2022 Park People Report focuses on how collaboration, mindfulness, and power-sharing in parks can help nurture and repair relationships between ourselves, our communities, and the wider natural world. The report includes data on the latest national and local trends in parks including the observed trend of increased interested in adventure play in parks (e.g.,...

The Outdoor Learning Store is a charitable social enterprise with 100% of proceeds going back to outdoor learning non-profit initiatives. Their resources and equipment are organized according to season (spring, summer, fall, winter) and audience (student, educator). Check out the two-page overview of their Summer Outdoor Learning Resources & Equipment here: Summer-2022-Outdoor-Learning-Resources. And/or explore their resources and...

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 Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP) offers over 100 free, online resources designed to inspire and challenge students to integrate the Olympic Spirit in their daily lives. Applicable to all grade levels, from elementary to high school, the COSP resources are pedagogically sound and written by teachers for effortless implementation in all learning and sport...

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...