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Ophea’s 2016/17 Healthy Schools Certification Registered Schools

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Students, teacher and Ophea CEO posing for picture with Healthy Schools Certificate
Ontario’s on its way to becoming an even better place for kids to grow up healthy and happy.  278 schools have registered for HS Certification, representing 51 school boards across the province! Find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Schools who...

How Financial Literacy can affect overall well-being

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
junior male student counting coins
November is Financial Literacy Month. What better opportunity to support your students in learning the fundamentals of how financial choices and decisions can affect their overall well-being. Financial literacy refers to the knowledge and skills needed to make responsible economic and financial...

Relive #Ophea2016!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Did you attend or miss Ophea’s 2016 Annual Conference? We’ve got you covered - explore the Conference Storify board to learn what took place!  Discover some of the conference’s hot topics and get inspired to bring fun and interactive workshop ideas to your classroom and school community! THANK YOU...

Congrats to our 2016 Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds Winners!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
teacher with four students posing for picture
Ophea believes it is a priority to recognize excellence by honouring distinguished individuals and organizations for their significant achievements and contributions. Ophea Awards Each year, Ophea presents a number of awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the fields of health, physical...

New Ophea Asthma Resource Kits!

Friday, October 14, 2016
Create an asthma-friendly environment in your class and school with Ophea’s new Asthma Resource Kits, developed in partnership with the Ontario Lung Association. The Kits are free, available to download online and provide: Implementation supports for Ryan’s Law, 2015 (Ensuring Asthma Friendly...

New Student Voice: Activate the Discussion Videos and Guides!

Thursday, October 6, 2016
student reading with overlay of video play button
Check out the new All About H&PE videos and Discussion Guides! The Student Voice: Activate the Discussion videos (elementary and secondary) feature students from across Ontario sharing through words and illustrations the importance of experiencing quality instruction in a welcoming and...

Help kids lead happy, active lives with tips from Kids’ Run Club!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
female student running outdorrs
We know kids these days are busy. And in order to retain physical and mental wellness, children between the ages of 5 and 17 should have at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. [i]In 2015, only 7% of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 11, and 5% of Canadian...

#Ophea2016 is just weeks away!

Thursday, September 29, 2016
a group of ophea conference participants jumping with their hands up
Get ready to learn, share and get active at the 2016 Ophea Conference! Taking place October 20th-21stat the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the conference offers participants with an invaluable professional learning experience. This year’s conference features: A...

Keep motivated throughout the school year with these 5 tips!

Thursday, September 22, 2016
two women running
It’s a new school year and you’re feeling refreshed, but like any other September, back to school stress triggers are close at hand. Between prep work, extracurricular activities, spending time with family and friends, and personal hobbies it can be hard to keep up. So what can you do to keep...

Get the Facts with Ophea’s H&PE #FactFriday

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Students playing in the gym
A new school year means a fresh opportunity to get students moving and inspire physical activity in all areas of school. Research has shown connections between increased levels of physical activity and better academic achievement, better concentration, better classroom behaviour, and more focused...

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