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.

A group of ants carrying food to the colony.
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September 21, 2020

Le cas curieux des fourmis

Par Petra Eperjesi, gérante, Forest School Canada   “Y’a rien ici.” dit-elle, en regardant autour.…
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July 9, 2020

Uncovering the Curriculum Through Outdoor Play

By Rebecca Seiling Whoosh! It’s July already. With COVID-19 restrictions in place around the world,…
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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

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