Welcome to the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

We foster meaningful connections with the outdoors for children and youth. All children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows and mud puddles.

We work to connect children and youth with nature through policy, research, and practice.

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Loose Parts
November 7, 2018

Did you remember all the things?

By Lara Purvis, Ottawa Forest and Nature School Educator Hey educators! How heavy is your…
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Loose Parts
November 7, 2018

Just wood and bones and string! Loose Parts part 2

Just wood and bones and string Loose Parts Part 2 By Lara Purvis, Ottawa Forest…
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June 8, 2018

Literacy emerging on the land

by Sonja Lukassen, coordinator Outreach and School-Based Programs, Ottawa Forest and Nature School With the…
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May 30, 2018

Profile of Forest School – The Nature School at Kortright

The Nature School at Kortright By Jasmine Green, Teacher The Nature School https://kortright.org/the-nature-school/ Can you tell us a little but about your organization? The Kortright Centre has been delivering nature…
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May 8, 2018

Lasting Wildhood Memories: Reflections from the Creston Valley Risky Play Workshop

by Chris Filler, Forest School Canada Course Facilitator and Assessor It was a misty/rainy/sunny BC…
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April 6, 2018

Profile of a Forest and Nature School Program: The Evergreen Club

by Nadine Hackney, founder of The Evergreen Club, and Petra Eperjesi, Manager of National Programs…
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Learn more about the Forest and Nature School movement

Our Program Areas

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Forest School Canada
Supporting quality practice in play and learning in nature.
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Ottawa Forest and Nature School
Providing community and school-based programs in play-based learning in nature in the National Capital Region.
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Natural Leaders Alliance
Building a national nature leadership program for youth by youth.
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Professional Learning Opportunities

Forest School Canada is the flagship educational project of the Child and Nature Alliance. We provide evidence-based, practical, and inspiring professional learning opportunities for everyone interested in supporting the healthy development of children through play and learning outside.

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Our 2017 Annual Report

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