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Our Mission

At Wild Child, we foster independence, confidence, and communication. We promote laughter, joy, and the idea that outside is a place where everyone belongs! We have the privilege of supporting each child’s passion and interest through nature-based learning.

A Day in the Life of a Wild Child

“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love what we do not know, and we cannot know what we do not see. And touch. And hear.” – Richard Louv.

Land Acknowledgement

Wild Child Forest School programs are held on Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.

We are committed to running programs that connect children to the land through the lens of reconciliation, friendship, and relationship with the Mi’kmaq people. Through teaching the history of the land and its peoples, centering Mi’kmaq voices and stories, and by making this program more financially accessible to Indigenous families, we are committed to building long lasting relationships with the Mi’kmaq people.

Staff are encouraged to broaden their understanding of the treaties and histories of the land, and are dedicated to the practice of learning and unlearning that is continuously needed with this work.

The main outcome we hope that children take away from this program is that we are not separate from the land; we are the land and what we do on it affects everything around us.

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