Our Initiatives

Earth Day Canada’s programs – focused on education, action and recognition – are successful because they offer simple, easy-to-accomplish actions that can be done by all of us.

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Earth Day Canada leads an Earth Day campaign every year on April 22nd to educate, activate and inspire people across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities.

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The EcoKids program provides thousands of schools and teachers with free, curriculum-based environmental education resources designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards. EcoKids supports learning through resources, innovative campaigns and educational activities. It encourages children to form their own opinions, make decisions, get involved and understand the impact their actions have on the environment.

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EarthPLAY programs aim to put self-directed outdoor play back into the lives of children by addressing play provision in schools, parks, streets and community green spaces. Our initiatives highlight the importance of freely chosen outdoor play as a vital determinant of health and social well-being. We thank our core sponsor, TD Friends of the Environment Fund, for supporting the integration of EarthPLAY into Earth Day Canada.

Employee Engagement

Earth Day Canada recognizes that addressing environmental issues requires the participation of all sectors of society. There are significant opportunities to work with the business community, and we work strategically with our corporate partners to create and deliver customized programs that facilitate behaviour change among employees, while helping achieve sustainability and conservation goals.

Outdoor Play Canada Steering Committee

Outdoor Play Canada is a network of leaders and organizations working together to galvanize the outdoor play movement across Canada. This diverse, cross-sector group collaborated to create the 2015 Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play, which informs all of Earth Day Canada’s EarthPLAY programs.