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Greening Parks and Playgrounds for Children in Windsor, Ontario

Background Ever since it conducted a heat study that showed its playgrounds were often not cool enough to use in the summer, the City of Windsor in Ontario has been greening its parks and playgrounds to make them healthier and more inviting for children and their caretakers.  It all started in 2012, when Karina Richters,

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Healing Streets in Winnipeg

Background The Healing Trails project, which began in 2020, is an Indigenous-led initiative that was developed with support and resources from the Winnipeg Trails Association. It involves re-thinking transportation systems, building capacity among young people, reintegrating Indigenous language into public spaces, and creating tangible real-world projects.  With the motto, “Healing the Land to Heal the People”,

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