Six workgroups exploring a set of compelling topics were launched in October of 2019. Women and Men from Indigenous, French and English communities, lent their considerable expertise to and joined forces to be part of coordination teams for each workgroup.



Each coordination team received a broad mandate and the following tasks:

  • Choose a specific focus area within the mandate.
  • Develop a plan to engage with the national outdoor community and gather as much input as possible by mid-spring 2020.
  • Analyze the input provided.
  • Develop concrete proposals to be discussed, modified, and then adopted by the end of the September 2021 gathering.


This is the beginning of the Summit’s Journey. In the course of explorations, workgroups are reaching to those in the Led Outdoor Activity community to engage in these meaningful conversations. We are inviting you to excitedly co-create the Summit in the following ways. 

  1. You can contribute your input through the “share your thoughts” buttons found below.
  2. If you wish to provide additional contributions to a workgroup, complete the pre-registration form, and indicate your desire to do so. A team of volunteers will communicate with you and connect you to the right person.
  3. Finally, we invite you to complete the contribution process by participating in the Summit gathering. Your participation will ensure the Summit process is transparent and accountable towards the national outdoor community.

The future of the outdoor community is now in your hands.

Workgroup 01.

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



Workgroup 02.

Mandate: Compile and share best practices, structures, and systems related to Led Outdoor Activity across Canada.




Workgroup 03.

Mandate: Discuss and develop a proposed national framework of competency training for outdoor leaders.




Workgroup 04.

Mandate: Promote outdoor education strategies in K-12 institutions.





Workgroup 05.

Mandate: Invite and integrate indigenous perspectives on Led Outdoor Activity and its connection to land-based programming.




Workgroup 06.

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




Be Part of the Collective Effort!

If you care about bringing people outside, this Summit is for you. It is designed to give space for your opinion to influence the results.  Join this unprecedented national collaboration and help co-create the future of the outdoor community.

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