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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...

The Evergreen Outdoor Learning & Play Resources are a series of learning and play lessons focused on the outdoors. These resources have been developed by Evergreen Canada and are available for free on their website. Most lessons can be easily adapted for use in outdoor spaces near the home. Access the Evergreen Outdoor Learning and Play...

The Risk Benefit Assessment Toolkit, developed by the Child Nature Alliance of Canada, supports practitioners who encourage children's outdoor play. It takes a balanced approach to risk and safety. The toolkit was created it because of growing concerns that children are overprotected when playing outdoors or stopped from going outside altogether. As a result, they...

Outsideplay.ca is an online tool to help parents and caregivers confidently allow their kids to engage in more outdoor play. It is a collaborative initiative between University of British Columbia(UBC), BC Children's Hospital, and the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit to support parents and practitioners in finding a more balanced approach towards risky play,...

The Nature Playbook is a free and accessible resource/tool for outdoor play practitioners; it was published in July 2016 by the Canadian Parks Council. The book and its associated tools for implementation were created and designed by an intergenerational working group of Canadians from coast to coast to coast, all in support of increasing outdoor...