It is the connections that we make through partnerships, programs, workshops, communication and events that help get more kids outside, active and engaged with their communities.
A child's connection to their community and nature is directly related to the opportunities we offer them to safely explore outdoor spaces.
30 minutes at home (unstructured and structured play)
+ 30 minutes at school or childcare (unstructured play and learning)
+ 30 minutes of active travel (in the community, to and from school)
= 90 minutes of outdoor physical activity for every child.
Making connections and links with children, families, schools, multi-sector community leaders, society and government between our children's health and safe, natural outdoor spaces is what we do. Access to safe, urban, rural and wild places that include biological diversity, clean water and green spaces to roams - is closely linked to every child growing up active, healthy and connected. Our areas of focus are:
- Building Active Communities
KidActive partners with local communities to promote, enhance built and natural environments and contribute to programs that use local, accessible outdoor spaces for increased active play, learning and active transportation.
School and Early Childhood Learning
- Learn, Play, Go Outside
A KidActive collaborative program that addresses outdoor play, outdoor learning opportunities and active transportation to and from school.
- Early Childhood Education
The value of connecting children early to the outdoors is well documented. Our Physical Activity in the Early Years workshops bring community partners and current research together for a full day of learning how we need to integrate more physical activity and outdoor time into the daily lives of our youngest population.
- Early Childhood Sustainable Education
Learn more about how our regional partners promote and practise learning and playing outside. Watch this Recipe for Activity courtesy of CBC News.
Home: Parents and Caregivers as Agents of Change
KidActive presentations provide the foundation for our call to action and share tools that contribute to getting our kids outside and active.