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Canadian Public Health Association

Decision-making Tools

Six tools have been developed for use by decision makers to improve children’s access to unstructured play. These tools include four approaches to policy development, a summary of the current laws, and responses to frequently asked questions.

  1. Duty of care checklist 
  2. Developing a play policy
  3. Collaborative decision-making: Supporting a balanced approach to children’s unstructured play
  4. Loose parts policy
  5. Becoming a play-friendly city
  6. Evidence-based frequently asked questions

Last modified: January 25, 2019