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.

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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April 2, 2019

Profile of a Forest and Nature School: Fresh Air Learning

By Tricia Edgar, co-founder of Fresh Air Learning Fresh Air Learning hosted our Forest and…
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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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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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