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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October 31, 2019

Youth Leadership in Creating Inclusive Community Spaces through Outdoor Play

Youth Leadership in Creating Inclusive Community Spaces through Outdoor Play Through a partnership with Andrew…
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July 19, 2019

Profile of a Forest and Nature School: Bushkids NWT

By Chloe Dragon Smith and Wendy Lahey of Bushkids NWT Bushkids hosted our Forest and…
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May 16, 2019

Why I’m grateful Forest & Nature School is long-term

By Caylin Gans, Forest and Nature School Educator We've been coming to Forest School one…
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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

Read our 2017 Annual Report.

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Visit our new shop!

This season give the gift of nature.

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