This past week the Kinark Outdoor Centre was fortunate to be able to facilitate a three day residential program with the students, teachers and parents from the East Alternative School in Toronto. While every school that visits the…"
For 26 years Jim McHardy has been the Director of the Kinark Outdoor Centre, a year round facility providing nature based therapeutic recreation and outdoor education programs for mental health agencies, special needs groups and school programs. He is the past chair of the Haliburton Highlands Stewardship Council, a member of the Ontario Trails Advisory Committee, the Ontario Camps Association Special Needs Committee, and The Land Between Council. He is past recipient of the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust Environment Education award and is the recipient of 2011 Canadian Adventure Therapy Practitioner Award. Through his work at Kinark he is presently championing nature based respite programs for children with Autism and Family Nature days for low income families.