Current Sponsors & Partners

Leader & Legacy Sponsors

At the Lawson Foundation our work is focused on the healthy development of children and youth. We grant, we convene and we invest in three interconnected impact areas that we believe have a lasting positive effect on children and youth:

  • Early child development
  • Healthy active children and youth
  • Youth and the environment

We are a family foundation that works at a national level out of Foundation House, a shared collaborative space for the development of philanthropy in Canada.


Champion Sponsors



Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 190 countries.   Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, and was just named Best Airline in North America by the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards for the sixth time in eight years.   Air Canada has always recognized the importance of giving back to the communities it serves in Canada and abroad. In 2012, to build on and expand the reach of its community investments, Air Canada launched the Air Canada Foundation.  The mandate of the foundation is to help connect sick children to the medical care they need, alleviate child poverty and make the wishes of ill kids come true.



Official Sponsor of the Outdoors
& In Nature Conference Theme


The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit for more information.


Facilitator Sponsors



Official Sponsor of the Supporting Children’s Right to Play & Participate Conference Theme



Supporter Sponsors








Official Youth Plenary Sponsor

Patron Sponsors












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The planning committee of the 2017 IPA Triennial World Conference includes play leaders from the following organizations. We could not manage or run this conference without the support of these organizations and for that we are extremely grateful.