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The Declaration on the Child's Right to Play in Canada, produced by IPA (International Play Association) Canada is a call for individuals and organizations across Canada to promote the child's right to play at local, regional and national levels. The Declaration outlines the benefits of play for children, the role of adults in supporting the...

In May 2021, an online Stakeholder Survey was developed, in both English and French, to solicit review and comment from the Canadian outdoor play sector on the nine outdoor play priorities and associated actions identified by a 63-person Consultation Group as part of the Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report. View the...

Decoda created the Indigenous LEAP Activity Cards Set as a part of a Healthy Start/Départ Santé project led by Saskatchewan Network for Health Services in French/Réseau Santé en français de la Saskatchewan. These cards are physical development activities for children ages 3-5 and feature traditional Indigenous games.   Read the document in English and French....

Kids Yoga Stories was founded by children's author Giselle Shardlow who holds a Masters of International Education with experience teaching children in Guatemala, Australia, Canada and the US. Her goal with Kids Yoga Stories is to write engaging stories that make reading fun and get kids moving. The website also features age-appropriate resources such as...

Inclusive Playgrounds, led by the Canadian Disability Participation Project, presents thirteen evidence-informed recommendations for designing inclusive playgrounds to enable participation for children with disabilities, provides a diagram of a potential inclusive playground illustrating how these recommendations can be implemented, and provides a short description of how the recommendations were identified. Learn more here....

Funding for Outdoor Play in Canada supports funders and grant seekers in finding common ground and building partnerships to advance the multiple issue areas that overlap with outdoor play.   To find out more about current themes and trends, read the full Funding for Outdoor Play in Canada Report here....

Halifax Department of Parks & Recreation runs a Neighbourhood Placemaking program. The purpose is to celebrate and explore a neighbourhood's unique identity, connect neighbours, and create a place that people are drawn to. The projects are led by residents and can include painting municipal street intersections, building a mini library, building a neighbourhood bench, creating...

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....

Native Land is a resource for North Americans (and others) to learn more about local Indigenous territories and languages. The website features an interactive map showing Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages across the world.   This map is not to be used as an academic or legal resource. Sourcing data on Indigenous territories is a delicate process...

Park People released the third Canadian City Parks Report discussing the lessons learned from COVID-19. The use of parks has increased during the pandemic, but it has also brought to light the work that needs to be done in addressing inequities and discrimination, particularly around homelessness in parks and anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. A survey...