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Healthy Children, Healthy Spaces Conference

Ottawa, Ontario
November 14-16, 2010

Canadian Museum of Nature

Every child’s healthy development, well being and quality of life are intricately determined by the natural spaces around them.

Our children depend on the built and natural environments that surround them to play, explore, move and learn. The HCHS Conference will address children’s health, concepts of risk and the quality of spaces that we create around them.

As a strategic and action based forum, the Conference will explore the roles that outdoor spaces, risk, perceptions of risk and liability, access to safe, inspiring outdoor play, learning and living have on the health of our children and communities. Outcomes will address existing barriers and increase access to healthy spaces that foster opportunities for every child to learn, live and play outside.

HCHS is for community leaders and stakeholders from various sectors committed to the health and well being of our children, communities and environment:

  • Health & Well Being
  • Planning & Design
  • Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Recreation & Physical Activity
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Risk Management
  • Play, Transportation & Youth
  • Municipal, Provincial & Federal Government

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