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Healthy Environments for Learning Day 2022

The focus for this year’s Healthy Environments for Learning Day (HELD) is on healthy and sustainable child care environments. This year HELD was on April 28th, 2022. Our campaign for HELD 2022 includes:

  • A vision statement for healthy and sustainable child care in Canada. With our partners, affiliates and collaborators, we have created a vision statement, outlining ten core elements of healthy and sustainable child care.
  • A national survey on environmental health and sustainability practices in the child care sector in Canada. This survey, for child care practitioners, is in collaboration with CPCHE, CCCF and researchers from the University of Ottawa.
  • The launch of the Healthy and Sustainable Child Care Checklist and Resource Hub in collaboration with the Canadian Child Care Federation (CCCF). This hub is an engaging online platform where users can access current and relevant information related to environmental health and sustainability in child care settings.
  • A media release launched our campaign, sharing preliminary data from the survey and the vision statement.

Get involved in HELD 2022

We welcome your involvement and promotion in this year’s campaign. There are multiple ways to get involved:

1. Check out the Healthy and Sustainable Child Care Checklist and Resource Hub

Learn more about creating healthy and sustainable child care environments both indoors and out. The resource hub and checklist is a tool for child care practitioners, public health, parents/ guardians and anyone interested in children’s environmental health. Explore various topic areas and trending current themes in environmental health. Complete the checklist to see how your program is doing! Child care practitioners receive an hour of Professional Development from CCCF upon completion of the checklist.

2. Learn more about the results from the national survey on environmental health and sustainability practices in the child care sector in Canada and read the Vision Statement for Healthy and Sustainable Child Care in Canada.

3. Follow Healthy Environments for Learning Day on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get the latest news and resources. Share HELD posts with your friends and networks. 

Healthy and Sustainable Child Care Checklist and Resource Hub

CPCHE and CCCF gratefully acknowledge the support provided for the 2022 Healthy Environments for Learning Day campaign by:
Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring 
Health Canada