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Ontario Students Need a Quality Health and Physical Education Curriculum

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Given the well documented declining health of Ontario’s children and youth, students need a comprehensive, high-quality Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum.

In January 2010, the Ministry of Education released a revised H&PE Curriculum that will enable students to thrive in an ever-changing world by making good decisions for their personal health and wellbeing.

The revised H&PE Curriculum covers a broad range of topics including healthy eating, physical activity, substance use, mental health and sexual health. This curriculum is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to live and promote a healthy active lifestyle now and in the future.

The decision to withdraw the revised H&PE Curriculum based on only the content related to human development and sexual health has stalled one of the most significant advancements in health/education the province has ever seen, one that would improve the health and learning of 2.1 million children and youth and their families.

We are urging the Ontario government to facilitate a quick resolution that will move the H&PE Curriculum forward in Ontario’s schools while ensuring its integrity as a holistic, integrated policy that will benefit Ontario’s children and youth.

Download the above H&PE Curriculum Statement of Support

Visit the Ophea Blog to read more about our position.

Send a Letter

Check out It's Time to Take Action for Ontario's Kids and send a letter to your MPP, the Minister of Education and/or the Premier showing your support.