The Canadian Outdoor Summit celebrates the positive impact of outdoor experiences while removing significant roadblocks for outdoor programs. The Summit is a collective effort of the outdoor community. It is designed to foster a rich exchange of ideas and set the path for a future where it is easier for all outdoor programs to thrive in Canada.

Summit Outcomes

The Summit brings together educators, trainers, program administrators and industry leaders to discuss strategy, directions, and decisions to accomplish the following outcomes:

  1. A statement about the value of outdoor activities for Canadian Society.
  2. Identify accepted practices of Canadian outdoor programs.
  3. Develop a national framework of competency training for outdoor leaders.

Who: More than 50 separate outdoor organizations are directly involved in the success of the Summit. We seek to engage many more and invite you to join this historic national project.

How: The Summit is a process where workgroups seek input from and develop proposals for the outdoor sector. The process began in September 2019 and will culminate in a gathering where these proposals will be discussed. This gathering will be held in Gatineau from September 29th to October 2nd, 2020.

When: The journey has already started, with workgroups requesting input from all interested parties.

The gathering will be from September 29th to October 2nd, 2020  

Where: Workgroups are all over the country and the event will be held in Gatineau, Québec.