International Play Association (Canada)
"Promoting the Child's Right to Play"
Canada has a long association with the International Association. In 1978, Canada hosted the World IPA Congress in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1990, on behalf of the Canadian Council on Children and Youth, the Children's Play Resource Centre in Vancouver undertook to organize and promote IPA Canada.
The current membership is made up of dedicated child advocates from a variety of backgrounds including early childhood education, recreation, teaching, post-secondary institution instruction, research, landscape architecture and playground equipment supply.
In addition to ensuring members receive ongoing communications from IPA and the IPA Journal, IPA Canada also promotes, supports and coordinates a range of play oriented initiatives within the following areas of emphasis:
If you believe that:
Then join us to advance the child's right to play in Canada!