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.

May 8, 2020

Not Just for the Birds: Finding the Curriculum in Children’s Interests

by Petra Eperjesi, Manager of Forest School Canada TRUST Trust is central to how we…
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February 21, 2020

Profile of a Forest and Nature School: Cambridge Farm and Forest School

By Heather Figueiredo, Founder and Director of the Cambridge Farm and Forest School   Can…
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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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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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