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Resources From the Canadian Outdoor Summit


The Canadian Outdoor Summit was a collective project of the national outdoor community. The OCC was the proud promoter of the Canadian Outdoor Summit. however due to the pressures created by the COVID pandemic, the Summit has been canceled. The documents for the Summit are hosted on our website and are made accessible for all individuals and organizations desiring to use them. The documents on this page are under a creative commons license. When referring and using the document please attribute to the Canadian Outdoor Summit and the author(s) of the specific document you are using. 

Develop a consensus statement about the value of Led Outdoor Activity in Canada.

Benefits of LOA Statement

Benefits of LOA Word-Cloud

Repository of Supporting Materials


Synthesize accepted practices, structures, and systems related to running an outdoor program in Canada.

Workgroup 2 Final Doc August 23, 2021.pdf


Create a national framework of competency training for outdoor leaders. 

WG3 Summary Document (Sept 10 2021 - Final).pdf


Support the development of learning outside in k-12 institutions. 

Support the development of learning outside in k-12 institutions.pdf

Support Factors and Barriers for Outdoor Learning in Elementary Schools A Systemic Perspective.pdf


Promote greater access to the outdoors for individuals with differing mobility.

Approaches to Creating Inclusive Events and Outdoor Programs.pdf


Increase capacity for inclusion for 2SLGBTQ2 in outdoor programs.

Inclusiveness in the Outdoor Sector.pdf


Canadian Outdoor Summit Interim Report (Fall 2020)

Canadian Outdoor Summit Interim Report.pdf


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