Parks Canada works to ensure Canada's historic and natural heritage is protected and, through a network of 42 national parks, 167 national historic sites, and four national marine conservation areas, invites Canadians and people around the world to engage in personal moments of inspiring discovery at our treasured natural and historic places. For more information, visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca
ParticipACTION is the national voice of physcial activity and sport participation in Canada. Through leadership in communications, capacity building and knowledge exchange, they inspire and support Canadian to move more. www.participaction.com
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit www.canadianwildlifefederation.ca.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reachin Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada. www.cbc.ca
Right to Play
Right to Play's vision is to create a healthier and safer world through the power of sport and play. Their mission is to improve the lives of children in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace. www.righttoplay.ca
Toronto Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Canada and the second largest in North America. It is home to about 164,000 low and moderate income tenants in 58,500 households, including seniors, families, singles, refugees, recent immigrants to Canada and people with special needs. Their mission is to provide affordable housing, connec tenants to services and opportunities, and work together to build healthy communities. www.torontohousing.ca
The Children & Nature Network (C&NN) was created to encourage and support the people and organizations working to reconnect children with nature. C&NN provides access to the latest news and research in the field and a peer-to-peer network of researchers and individuals, educators and organizations dedicated to children's health and well-being.
Growing Canadian Democracy, is a group of Canadians eager to assist communities across the country through the process of creating the changes they wish to see in their community.They believe there is a need for a charitable organization whose purpose is to help communities unite and work with government, agencies and the media for a shared goal.These goals could be to establish a new park, enhance local government services, launch a festival or just about any project that would enrich our community.
Around the world, there is a growing movement to reconnect children and families to nature for improved health and wellbeing. Internationally catalyzed by theChildren and Nature Network based in the United States, we launched a Canadian component called the Child and Nature Alliance Society in March 2009. The Alliance is a virtual network of organizations and individuals who are working to connect children to nature through education, advocacy, programming, policy, research, care-giving, and the built environment.
Inspired by the critical need to address immediate physical and mental health issues facing Canada's young people, KidActive was founded to foster the development of healthy kids, communities and outdoors. We are committed to the development of life long health solutions that inspire and motivate children and youth to reach their full potential and contribute positively to their communities and natural environment.
Planet Earths Playscapes design playscapes that have a combination of free-flowing grassy hills, trees, sculptures, boulders, herbs, sand and water and more. They are safe, multi-sensory, developmentally appropriate, and accessible for children of all abilities.
Welcome to Happenin' Habitats! Explore this web site to learn about habitat and for a wealth of information how to create an accessible wildlife habitat site, or outdoor classroom, right in your own schoolyard! Also, check out the National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard Habitats® Program.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come.
As a society, we are raising the first generation of Americans to grow up disconnected from nature. That's the bad news. The good news is that the steps that got us here are easily traced, and the way to work toward reversing them is clear. Most importantly, by giving our children a "Green Hour" a day -- a bit of time for unstructured play and interaction with the natural world -- we can set them on the path toward physical, mental, and emotional well-being.