The IPA Canada National PlayDay celebrates the child’s right to play!


The IPA Canada National PlayDay is back and we’re growing. We’ve expanded from 11 PlayDays in various parts of the country in 2018 to 26 PlayDays from BC to NS the following year. We hope you will be inspired to join us in 2020 and experience how communities – kids and adults alike – embrace the fun, joy and discovery of play.

IPA Canada decided to align its National PlayDay with the National PlayDay in the United Kingdom which is the first Wednesday of August in the hope to encourage the establishment of a worldwide International PlayDay. This year it will take place on Wednesday, August 5th with some play days being hosted in the following days.

IPA Canada developed a PlayDay Guide for our original campaign in 2000 that is available for download on our Resources page.

For those interested in finding out more about the 30+ years tradition in the UK, please visit the UK Playday site.

Stay tuned for additional information on the 2020 edition of the IPA Canada National PlayDay and get ready to be an agent of play, fun and discovery in your community!