Children in Canada are suffering from nature and play deficit

Children in Canada are experiencing a health crisis. They engage in little to no outdoor, unstructured free play. If they are active, their days are largely filled with organized sports or adult-directed indoor activities.

Our children are among the unhappiest in the world. UNICEF recently found that Canada ranks 25th of 41 countries on the Global Index of Child Well-Being.1

Our goal is for Canada’s children to be in the top 10 by 2025 through our year-round programs that get kids playing outdoors – building resilience, sparking creativity, connecting to their environment and inspiring leadership.

We run on community support. Please DONATE NOW to help us give children in Canada better access to outdoor free play — in parks, at school, even on neighbourhood streets — for the sake of their health and happiness.

With gratitude,

Deb Doncaster
President, Earth Day Canada

 

1 UNICEF REPORT CARD 14