Outdoor Play

Learning centres are adopting the principals of outdoor play and environmental experiences, they are also faced with the challenge of securing insurance coverage given the nature of activities found outside the classroom. We are pleased to launch our Outdoor Play Program designed to handle the unique risks that outdoor play carries including Abuse, Child Abduction, Liability and Property with specially designed policies and limits. Read more about our Outdoor Play Program

Our experience working with children and youth programs and schools has given us the expertise to understand the unique exposures associated with outdoor play. We understand the growing need to have a policy in place to help protect children and practitioners.

We’ve partnered with The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada to bring you a risk management toolkit to help assess and mitigate the risks unique to outdoor play in balance with the unique benefits it affords, for the best interests of children. Click here to access The Risk-Benefit Assessment for Outdoor Play: A Canadian Toolkit.

What we offer

Insurance is a powerful tool that can support practitioners wanting to work directly with children in an outdoor setting. By putting the Risk-Benefit Assessment for Outdoor Play into effect, a practitioner can qualify for quality insurance products through Frank Cowan Company. These coverages include:

  • Abuse coverage up to $5 million
  • Liability limits up to $15 million with no general or annual aggregate
  • Child Abduction Liability insurance
  • Broad property coverage with no-coinsurance clauses
  • Disappearing deductible for property
  • Cost to Attract Volunteers
  • Fundraising Expenses
  • Green Extension
  • Workplace Disruption
  • Crisis Management
  • Legal Expense insurance including Criminal Code
  • Automobile in AB, NB, NS, and ON
  • Directors & Officers Liability up to $10 million

We understand in the importance of best-in-class products and services that make it easier for you to do business with us. Click here for additional coverages available with all of our insurance programs. 

To learn more about our comprehensive Outdoor Play Program, please contact:

Michael Lough
VP, Specialty Programs & Associations
Phone: 1-800-265-4000 ext.55511
​Email: michael.lough@frankcowan.com