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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July 20, 2017

A couple more reasons to get outside to play

by Sonja Lukassen, Lead Educator and Manager Regional Programs, Ottawa Forest and Nature School It all…
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June 22, 2017

When You Want to Say, “Be Careful!”

by Petra Eperjesi, Manager of National Programs “Be careful!” Saying (shouting) that can be such…
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June 16, 2017

What items could be in a Forest School Kit?

by Sonja Lukassen, Lead Educator and Manager Regional Programs, Ottawa Forest and Nature School We are…
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June 9, 2017

Defining Forest School Part 2- What do you mean “Emergent Curriculum?”

By Sonja Lukassen, Lead Educator and Manager Regional Programs, Ottawa Forest and Nature School June…
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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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