We create opportunities for children to provide input on projects that affect their neighbourhood and city. These projects might include school ground greening, new bike lanes, park designs, community art projects and master plans. Through our accessible and inclusive process, we work with children to imagine new ideas, opportunities, and solutions to current challenges.
We transform outdoor play and learning spaces into well-loved and more sustainable places for children, youth and adults, collaborating with schools, childcare centres and community centres.
Co-designing outdoor public spaces leads to improved and more climate-resilient landscapes for programming, gatherings and the natural world. These might include more walkable and permeable streets, an accessible and inter-generational park, or community responsive arts projects. We work to change organizational policies and long-term planning.
Capacity building workshops with adults deepens the skills and knowledge of those who will be supporting the children and young people in these projects. Our process involves a series of workshops, which introduce participants to the stages in our child engagement approach. They can easily be adapted and scaled to other projects. Our process is collaborative and empowers adults to support authentic engagement of children and young people.
Toronto Region Conservation Authority
Toronto District School Board
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
City of Toronto, Economic Development & Culture
City of Toronto, Museums and Heritage Services