Ontario Parks

Healthy Parks Healthy People

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Spending time in nature is good for you. We feel this every time we step outside to hike, camp, paddle, or just be in natural spaces. A wide body of research supports the physical and mental benefits of nature. This is why the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan commits to promoting the link between nature and human health and increasing recreational opportunities for Ontarians.

As part of this commitment, Ontario Parks is leading a discussion on how we can ensure the health benefits of nature are fully realized for everyone in Ontario. The information from this survey will be used to recommend programs, policies and partnerships that support the connection between nature and health.

Healthy Parks Healthy People in Ontario Parks is endorsed by:

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
Ontario Children's Outdoor Charter
back to nature network
Healthy Children Healthy Spaces
Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Waterkeeper Swim Guide
Lung Association
Child Nature
Hike Ontario
Park Bus
Alliance for Healthier Communities
Canaidan Nurses for Health and the Environment
Nature Canada
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Join us on
July 17, 2020

Free day-use in all Provincial Parks

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