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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Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Play Summit

BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a two-day Outdoor Play Summit where thought leaders, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers can connect and share best practices.

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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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April 3, 2018

Preparing for spring in the forest- and ticks.

by Sonja Lukassen, Coordinator Outreach and School-Based Programs, Ottawa Forest and Nature School Winter and…
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March 29, 2018

Profile of a Forest and Nature School Program: Cloudberry Forest School

by Petra Eperjesi, Manager of National Programs, and Laura Molyneux of Cloudberry Forest School. Today…
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March 2, 2018

Profile of a Forest and Nature School: Le Lion et La Souris

by Petra Eperjesi, Manager of National Programs, and Margaret Fraser of Le Lion et La…
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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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