June 2014 | Ophea.net

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Changes to Ophea’s Board of Directors

Friday, June 27, 2014
Ophea believes that enabling all children and youth in Ontario to value and enjoy the benefits of healthy, active living is a shared responsibility.  As such, we believe that schools, communities, local business, public health, and recreation all have a role to play, and that is reflected in the...

Activity Day Kits Now Available!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bringing the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games to kids across Ontario! The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games are coming in July 2015 and we want to extend the spirit of the Games across the province. Activity Day Kits are designed to get kids active and help them learn about the different...

Ophea’s kick off to summer!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Summer is the perfect opportunity for adults and children to stay physically active and mentally engaged outdoors! With summer vacation approaching, we put together a few ideas to help create a memorable summer experience. Get outsideWe know that because summer (and summer vacation) lasts only a...

Ophea is looking for input from community leaders and youth!

Monday, June 23, 2014
Ophea is creating a resource to provide community leaders with easy-to-use visual supports that addresses mental health promotion through healthy eating, as well as the impact of substance abuse on mental health. This is for use with children and youth in multiple settings (i.e. classroom, after-...

TGfU – Learning & fun through games and choice

Thursday, June 19, 2014
The Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach focuses on helping students build a range of fundamental movement skills while also catering to their diverse needs and interests. For full details on the TGfU approach read our TGfU 101 blog. TGfU promotes a love of games and a joy in being...

PlaySport is back and better than ever!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The updated PlaySport resource is a free, bilingual, activity-based website that makes it easy for educators, coaches and recreation leaders to get kids up and active! PlaySport helps children and youth develop an understanding of and competency with skills and strategies associated with physical...

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) 101

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Building physical literacy—defined as the ability to move with competence in a variety of physical activities—is at the heart of Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU). The approach focuses on helping students learn fundamental movement skills, concepts and principles that they can apply to a...

Bringing the spirit of Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids Program to a community near you!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) has drawn 15 organizations across Ontario as winners of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Kids contest!  Winners were chosen from organizations, including schools, camps and after-school programs that signed up for the Pan Am/Parapan Am...

Brand New Provincial Healthy Schools Initiative!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
We’re developing a Healthy Schools Accreditation process to support and recognize individual schools working hard to make their school community a healthy one. It’s time to celebrate Ontario schools for their exceptional hard work in taking the Healthy Schools approach, which is why Ophea has...

Summer fun in the sun!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Summer is here and that means there’s more time to get physically active outdoors! It’s also important for adults and for kids to be protected and safe while enjoying their time in the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer but according to The Canadian Skin Cancer...