CANADA: Play it Fair! in Toronto

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In Toronto, over 12,000 children learn how to Play it Fair! each year in 130 day camps and after-school sites across the City. Implemented in Toronto since 2006, Play it Fair! is an innovative program that equips staff working with children with the skills to lead activities which promote respect, fairness, acceptance, inclusion and cooperation encouraging the healthy development of children and building stronger more inclusive communities. Children play the games, discuss how they feel, and work together to solve conflicts.

Play it Fair! developed by Equitas, is run in partnership in Toronto with the City of Toronto and Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs in summer day camps and after-school programs. Over 70,000 children in 14 communities across Canada participated in the Play it Fair! program last year. Every year 4000 children also participate in an annual Play it Fair! Day to mark International Children’s Day on August 12th.

Learn more about Play it Fair! in this interview with David Hains, Supervisor Community Recreation Toronto / East York District,  City of Toronto – Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

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