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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....

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,...

The Table sur le Mode de Vie Physiquement Actif (TMVPA) aims to support early motor development and diversified physical activity of children. To this end, the TMVPA has created a resource for stakeholders in childcare, schools, municipalities, and community organizations to use to develop a common and integrated language. This resource includes video clips, brochures,...

DASH (Dedicated Action for School Health) has created a resource to help support educators in bringing their classrooms outdoors, including an outdoor classroom checklist, tips for working with parents and school administrators, and links to other supporting information.   Learn more about the DASH Outdoor Classroom here....

Nature Canada has created Nature HomeSchool, a library of outdoor learning and play resources and tools, to help educators, caregivers, guardians, community leaders, and learners learn and connect to nature.   Check out the Nature HomeSchool Library here.  ...

PaRx, an initiative by BC Parks Foundation and driven by health-care professionals, is Canada's first national, evidence-based nature prescription program. The goal of PaRx is to promote prescribing time in nature for lifelong health benefit. This online resource includes useful tools to make prescribing time in nature simple, fun and effective: quick tips, patient handouts, a...

Are you interested in connecting children with nature through outdoor learning and play?   Thrive Outside is the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada's newest (and free!) outdoor learning and play resource portal, available now! Designed by educators, for educators, Thrive Outside helps to re-imagine what back to school can look like beyond the classroom. There are...

The Government of Canada has put together the Risk mitigation tool for outdoor recreation spaces and activities operating during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those responsible for parks and outdoor recreational places and programming (e.g. federal/provincial/territorial and local/municipal authorities, Indigenous leadership, sports and recreation organizations and coaches and leaders) in considering risks associated with operating their...

The Government of Canada has put together the Risk mitigation tool for child and youth settings operating during the COVID-19 pandemic to assist school boards and operators of child and youth settings and programs (e.g. early learning and daycare centres, schools, summer camps) in considering risks associated with operating their services, as well as example...

The second edition of the Loose Parts Play Toolkit was written by Theresa Casey and Juliet Robertson and published by Inspiring Scotland. It provides adults with an updated guideline on how to develop the skills to support inclusive, all-weather, unstructured, and imaginative outdoor play. The toolkit includes theory and practical guidance, as well as pages...