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September Teacher Feature: Russ Minnis

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. Our first Teacher Feature is Russ Minnis, bringing you practical ideas to help...

Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification – 2017/18 Registration Now Open!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
We are excited to announce that registration for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2017/18 school year is now open! Registration is open to 400 publicly funded schools in Ontario (Catholic and public, French and English) based on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will remain...

Supporting student success with TGfU!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) focuses on helping students build a range of fundamental movement skills and game strategies while catering to their diverse needs and interests.The approach divides games into four categories that use common skills and tactics—invasion/territory games,...

Take an active break with BrainBlitz!

Thursday, August 31, 2017
BrainBlitz is a hardcopy series of 25 bilingual activity cards that make it quick, fun, and easy to take an active break during learning, and can be used as an opportunity to improve attention or as part of a fun team-building activity. The resource includes 5 activity cards for each of the...

Get recognized with Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Do you know someone who is making an outstanding contribution in the field of child and youth health, physical activity, and/or health and physical education? Nominate them for an Ophea Award! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize educators who are making a difference in their school and...

3 Tips to Healthier Eating This Summer

Monday, July 31, 2017
We love that summer means we get to enjoy some of our favourite outdoor food-related activities like visiting farmers markets and entertaining outdoors. But with the ‘regular’ routine of the school/work year not in place, eating healthy may be harder to maintain.  With a bit of planning though you...

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth Poster

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Are you an educator, parent, public health professional, or recreation program leader? Help set the tone for a healthier 24 hours with this new poster raising awareness of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (aged 5–17). This poster is free and available to download in...

Celebrating Ophea’s Certified Healthy Schools!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has come to an end for the 2016/17 school year. A total of 174 schools across Ontario were certified for completing the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, making their school community a healthier place and receiving gold, silver, or bronze certification. We are...

Ophea Conference: Register before June 30th to save!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Don’t miss out on our Conference early bird special! The early bird registration price is only available until June 30, 2017. Our Conference provides teachers, administrators, health and physical education consultants, public health professionals and community leaders the opportunity to; learn,...

Get your shoes ready & lead a run club!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Kids’ Run Club, brought to you by Ontario Doctors, is a free downloadable program that motivates kids (Grades 1-12) to reach their physical activity goals! The program is designed for leaders and participants of all abilities, and no prior coaching or running experience is required. If you are...

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