Advocacy | Our Right to Learn
On February 23, 2015 the Ontario Government released the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum.
The H&PE curriculum focuses on skills and strategies that can be transferred from the context of the classroom to healthy, active living outside of school – assisting Ontario’s kids in reaching their full potential while at the same time improving their health throughout their lives.
To access Ministry of Education's 2015 H&PE curriculum and support materials please see:
Ophea supports the release of the curriculum and has developed a key messages document with an overview on the release of the curriculum.
Since 2010, Ophea has led a coalition of over 50 organizations calling on the government of Ontario to finalize, release, and support the implementation of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum (grades 1 – 12).
Here are past advocacy materials demonstrating the importance of an updated curriculum:
H&PE is a core subject taught in Ontario schools with the aim of fostering student health and well-being. The public commitment by the Minister of Education is a necessary milestone in ensuring that an updated and finalized curriculum is implemented in all of Ontario’s publically funded schools.
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Ophea is committed to working in partnership with government, non-government, and community partners to advocate for healthy public policy related to Health and Physical Education (H&PE) in schools and healthy, active living in communities. We are also committed to playing a strong leadership role on related committees and at stakeholder events.
Ophea’s Advocacy Goal
- to advocate for policies and strategies that foster healthy, active living