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The ANFT Canadian Council

The Canadian Council of the ANFT is a volunteer body mandated to raise awareness of, and participation in, the practice of guided Forest Therapy walks and nature connection in Canada. We also work to foster a sense of community amongst ANFT-accredited guides practicing in Canada and to build allies and working partnerships with like-minded people working in the fields of medicine, social services, wellness, education, parks and land management, and tourism across the country.
Members of the Canadian Council are AFNT-certified guides from across the country working in a variety of fields including tourism, medicine, communications, nature education and academia. Contact the Council at canadiancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org.

Experience Forest Therapy in Canada
There is an ever-growing numberof certified Forest Therapy Guides across Canada. To find one near you, search the map by province or town at https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/membership/guide-directory#!directory/map. Or, contact canadiancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org for the name of guides near you.

Guide Training in Canada
Forest Therapy Guide training now takes place online and is organized by time zones, rather than as place-based training courses. Canadians looking to explore becoming an ANFT-certified guide can find the schedule of trainings here:https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/guide-training/training.

A Canadian Community of Guides
The Canadian Council facilitates and nurtures the community of ANFT-certified guides in Canada through community calls, webinars, newsletters and more. There are volunteer opportunities to get involved with the work of the Council in a number of areas. To find out more, or to join the mailing list, contact canadiancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org.

Allies and working partnerships in Canada
The Canadian Council is looking to connect with groups and individuals who share our desire and work to promote the health, well-being and relational benefits of connecting Canadians to nature with the goals of sharing research and expertise, building awareness, co-sponsoring programs and activities, and advocating at local, provincial and national levels.
Professionals working in the fields of medicine, social services, wellness, education, parks and land management, and tourism across the country are invited to contact us at canadiancouncil@natureandforesttherapy.org. A key aspect of our work with allies lies in sharing and disseminating the growing body of research on the benefits of time spent in nature and, more specifically, on the guided experience of Forest Therapy.