The Government of Ontario and its partners have launched the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter to encourage children to go outside and connect with nature. The Charter recognizes that spending time outdoors is essential to every child’s development, health and well-being. It is also essential to conservation efforts — kids connected to nature grow up caring for the Earth and helping to conserve biodiversity.

The Charter was developed and released by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Back to Nature Network in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Royal Botanical Gardens, Parks and Recreation Ontario, Fish and Wildlife Heritage Commission, Kid Active, Ontario Nature, and Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network.

Please visit the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter website for full charter details and supporting communication tools, including the Passport for Kids outdoor activity tracking tool.