There is an emerging movement connecting children’s well-being with city well-being and rethinking urban design from child centered design. In line with this movement, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation opened space to explore the potential of a Kids and Place Lab in Canada.

Thirty odd organizations from Canada and beyond, convened for two half days, including people working on childhood well-being, healthy cities and people with lab expertise.

Two special guests working on a Kids and Place Lab in the USA joined the convening: Katie Wehr from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Sara Cantor Aye from Greater Good Studio (GGS). Cities for People was also involved. This report is the result of that convening.