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Did you complete your Ophea crossword?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Ophea has created a healthy schools and communities crossword puzzle in English and French! Once you have filled yours in, check your answers here: English Crossword AnswersFrench Crossword Answers The English version is hyperlinked to connect you with information about the topics and programs...

Invitation: PHAC's online consultation to update Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines / Invitation: consultation électronique de l'ASPC qui guidera l'élaboration d'une version

Monday, October 18, 2010
The Public Health Agency of Canada is inviting the public to particpate an online consultation to inform updates to Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines. See below for more information, and be sure to make your opinion heard! Dear Sir or Madam: Canada's Physical Activity Guides provide Canadians...

Spark Advocacy Grants Competition

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Are you interested in helping kids in your community be more healthy and active? The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario is committed to supporting you through Spark Together for Healthy Kids! Spark Together for Healthy Kids is the Heart and Stroke Foundation's response to the growing...

Use proposed activity tax credit funds to support H&PE implementation!

Friday, September 10, 2010
On September 7th the provincial government announced a new tax credit for activities such as sports, swimming lessons, dance and music lessons, tutoring and language instruction, with an estimated investment of $75-million per year. Unfortunately, because participation in these types of programs...

Sports Day in Canada - Celebrate your successes!

Monday, July 26, 2010
Many Canadians are familiar with CBC's annual Hockey Day in Canada celebration. This year, the Canadian Soccer Association, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Coaching Association of Canada, ParticipACTION and the True Sport Foundation...

The hot and hazy (not lazy!) days of summer

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The hot, hazy days of summer have officially begun, and many teachers and students are looking forward to using the months of July and August to relax and recharge before another school year begins in September. We encourage you to stay healthy and active throughout the summer (and the school year...

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...