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How to encourage kids to #PlaySafeOutdoors
Join Parachute President & CEO, Pamela Fuselli, for a Safe Kids Week online panel discussion, bringing together Canadian experts to discuss the importance of outdoor play for kids, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists will address parental fears, highlight the benefits of letting kids play safe outdoors and present ideas around how to increase kids’ outdoor activity time. The webinar will also provide an opportunity to ask questions and have an open discussion about encouraging kids to engage in active, outdoor play, daily.

Moderator:
• Dr. Mariana Brussoni: Associate Professor, The University of British Columbia

Panelists:
• Dr. Mark Tremblay: Senior Scientist, CHEO Research Institute; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa; Chair, Outdoor Play Canada

• Heather Cowie: General Manager, Community and Protective Services at City of Fort Saskatchewan

• Dr. Emilie Beaulieu: Paediatrician – Centre mère-enfant Soleil, CHU de Québec (Quebec’s University-affiliated hospital)
Department of Pediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine - Laval University

• Jen Pearce: mother of three amazing kids

Audience:
This webinar will be of interest to parents, caregivers, and others interested in learning about outdoor play for kids. Professionals from the following sectors may also be interested:
• injury prevention
• public health
• community services
• social work
• child care

May 31, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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