Long-term Desired Outcome
The goal in the coming years is to have programs on this site reach all children, including vulnerable and marginalized populations. Our goal is to increase programs to all local school boards, thus extending beyond our current partnership with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. We are also working on building partnerships with with local non-governmental organizations who are serving the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. Through these strategic partnerships, we hope to increase opportunities for Aboriginal, refugee, immigrant, and lower-income families, who may not connect with nature on a regular basis. We present and share this work in our professional learning programs for educators, as well as through social media and communication channels, to highlight the importance of access and equity for programs emerging in Canada.