Our Services

2 brown girls and 1 white boy are drawing with chalk on a sports surface of a school yard.

Public Participation

Metalude designs, plans and facilitates child, youth and intergenerational engagement. We also analyze, report and follow up on engagement data. 

We find meaningful, actionable connections between children’s contributions and the client’s vision, priorities and decisions.

Through our collaborative process and our position as a neutral third party, we help children and communities engage in open, authentic dialogue. We also help clients make informed decisions and integrate diversity, equity and inclusion considerations, in particular by engaging with people under the age of 18.

A brown child is jumping over a puddle in a commercial alleyway. The child is wearing a yellow jacket, blue and green rain boots and has arms up in the air. Big blue garbage bins are to the left.

Play

Metalude sees play as an indicator of children’s inclusion and a lever for the activation of public spaces.

Our playability assessments evaluate how public spaces, from parks and streets all the way up to neighbourhoods and cities, can make room for play and a diversity of children and youth.

Through training, mentorship and program evaluations, we also ensure that play thrives wherever children spend their time, whether in schoolyards, day camps or after-school programs.

5 teenagers are walking on a footpath in a park with trees in the background. Two girls are carrying a skateboard. They are wearing backpacks. A diversity of teens in the photo.

Policy

Metalude helps municipalities develop policies that address the challenges and aspirations of 21st-century children, youth and families. Our team brings its first-hand experience working with and within municipalities to all stages of the process, including literature and policy review, public engagement, and policy and action plan writing.

Combining the best practices of child-friendly cities and child and intergenerational engagement, we help municipalities tackle pressing issues like climate change, mobility and housing through a child-inclusive, family-friendly lens.
 

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