Earth Day Every Day 

Earth Day Canada helps people across the country recognize and celebrate the largest environmental event in the world, every year on April 22nd. We also work to make Earth Day Every Day through our award-winning, year-round programs.

04December2018

The Staples Superpower your School Contest is back! Find it in Campaigns & Contests.

12November2018

Watch John Malloy, Director of Education at the Toronto District School Board, talk about the OPAL program!

5October2018

New EcoParent article about POP-UP Adventure Play available – find it in Making Headlines.

27September2018

Learn about our EcoConnexions Employee Engagement Program.

31August2018

EcoKids’ Take Action series is back for the school year. Get involved!

30May2018

Read the recently published Ryerson University study of OPAL’s pilot program with the Toronto District School Board.

29May2018

Watch our new video to learn more about playing with loose parts.

17May2018

We’re making headlines!

15May2018

New EcoKids action! Play in mud and build a mud kitchen.

Outdoor Play Changes Everything

Children across Canada are not happy according to UNICEF. The modern childhood takes place indoors, in highly structured, regulated, adult and goal oriented environments. Community and play are found online rather than the outdoors.

Outdoor, child-directed free play is essential to a healthy and happy childhood and to building resilient, self-confident, capable, adaptable, connected and innovative young people.

EarthPlay

Our new area of focus, EarthPLAY, provides innovative programs, resources and tools for parents, neighbourhoods, schools, educators and policy-makers to bring outdoor play back into the day-to-day lives of children and youth at home, at school and in our communities.

SchoolPLAY

Working with educators to develop a play implementation plan for outdoor time.

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StreetPLAY

Reestablishing outdoor, self-directed play in neighbourhoods across Canada.

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ParkPLAY

One-day events showcasing the possibility of child-directed adventure play using “loose parts” in urban green space.

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