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 14, 2020

Taking care of the heart through nature, play and connection in chaotic times

By Lindsay Coulter, Director of Communications, Culture and Community of EPIC Learning Centre in Victoria,…
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September 21, 2020

Découvrir son programme cadre à travers le jeu en plein air

Par Rebecca Seiling   Whoosh! On est déjà juillet. Avec les restrictions de la COVID-19…
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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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