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Healthy Schools - Celebrate Your Success!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Much of the work we do at Ophea involves motivating people and creating resources to support the development of healthy schools and communities. Every once in awhile we get to leave the office and visit schools where we can see that what we are working for is happening at schools across Ontario....

Get Ready to Jump!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
For the past few years Ophea has been proud to partner with Novo Nordisk Canada on the Everyone Jump program. Everyone Jump is designed for students in the junior grades and focuses on the theme of ‘kids changing diabetes’. It gives students an opportunity to learn about this increasingly prevalent...

Looking at education from another angle

Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Ontario Liberals recently held a ‘think-tank’ conference entitled Imaging Ontario’s Future. One of the keynotes, Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, and an Ontario native, addressed the Ontario education system and specifically the McGuinty government’s promise...

It’s not just gym anymore.

Friday, April 30, 2010
As an organization that has been supporting health and physical education (H&PE) in Ontario for 90 years, we have never seen so much public awareness and dialogue about this issue as we have in the past week. Unfortunately, all we have been talking about is sex. As we were debating the merits...

News Regarding the Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
There have been recent developments regarding the revised Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum. We are working to find out more information and will post more details as they become available. In the meantime, following are some links to a couple of news stories regarding the...

Ontario Students Need a Quality Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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...

A new way of looking at student health that will help kids choose a healthy lifestyle

Friday, April 23, 2010
By now you’ve probably read or heard about the recent controversy surrounding the revised Ontario Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum for Grades 1-8 and the Ontario government’s decision to withdraw its intended implementation beginning in the 2010/2011 school year. Ophea has...

Hot Topic – the Revised H&PE Curriculum

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
There has been media attention directed at the revised Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum over the past couple of days. Ophea stands firm in its belief that the revised curriculum, if fully implemented, stands to be the most significant health promotion intervention the province...

Physical activity can boost student achievement

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Here at Ophea, we are confident that physical activity has the potential to improve health and learning outcomes for students. A recent article, published in USA Today, and based on a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) review of 50 studies that examined the effect of school-based...

Remembering and learning from Terry Fox

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Yesterday, April 12th, 2010, marked the 30th anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. While watching and reading news about this Canadian hero and his legacy, it became clear that Terry was, in fact a pioneer not just in raising funds for cancer research, but in bringing communities together....

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