September 23, 2020

Why does play matter more now than ever?

WRITTEN BY: Janet Omstead I’ve been paying close attention to the mental health crisis that is happening alongside this COVID-19 pandemic.   And, as such, I fundamentally believe that play matters more now than ever? Why?  Well, it hits home for me on a personal level. It doesn’t matter what age […]
September 23, 2020

Is there a poverty of play?

WRITTEN BY: Marilyn Barefoot Play is a basic human need as essential to our well-being as sleep, so when we’re low on play, our minds and bodies notice. Over time, play deprivation (a poverty of play) can reveal itself in certain patterns of behaviour: We might get cranky, rigid, feel […]
September 9, 2020

September: The Gift of Seeing Things in a New Way

WRITTEN BY: Zoe Share As we feel the autumn crispness in the air, there are many things that feel familiar. Apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes are back on the menu, the weather feels misty and darker and pulling out sweaters and planning for hot chocolate nights brings on a […]
August 9, 2020

Riya Mehta

Riya is a 17 year old innovator and researcher under the Hospital for Sick Children, where she spent time exploring different ways of applying technologies to solve different diseases. Currently developing the fields of VR, she is integrating virtual reality experiences for developing countries by reinventing telemedical models, and creating […]