Congratulations to HALO Research Manager Dr. Louise de Lannoy for co-authoring an article “Outdoor play in Canada should continue beyond the COVID-19 pandemic” just published in The Conversation.

“The pandemic highlighted major inequities in access to natural spaces across Canadian communities, but it has also presented a significant opportunity to support social justice and equity by reconsidering policies governing the use of urban outdoor spaces like residential streets. This approach, along with other strategies, can move society in a direction that increases outdoor active play for children for their recovery from the current pandemic, and for their long-term health and well-being. The Outdoor Play in Canada: 2021 State of the Sector Report can help to guide these efforts.”

Click here to read the full article in The Conversation.