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Congrats to our 2016 Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds Winners!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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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
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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...

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...

5 Stress-Free Ways to Finish Off the Summer

Thursday, August 25, 2016
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Summer is coming to a close, which means school is fast approaching. There are plenty of healthy, stress-free ways to enjoy the remaining days of the season and prepare for the upcoming school year. We have a few suggestions: Gather up some friends and family for an end-of-summer picnic at one of...

Help Youth Stretch it Out: 3 Fun Yoga Activities

Thursday, August 11, 2016
two young female students stretcing
Looking for new ways to get children and youth physically and mentally active? Try our Yoga Alphabet Cards! These cards introduce children and youth to the art of yoga while strengthening their physical literacy and language skills. There are plenty of ways to enjoy using the cards. Here are three...

5 tips to get you connected with nature this summer!

Thursday, July 21, 2016
female child gardening
The weather is warm and the sun is shining. It’s the perfect time to get outside, get healthy, and get active. There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer in nature this year. Here are five suggestions. 1. Visit a provincial park: Ontario has over 280 provincial parks for you and your family to...

Energize Your Family Vacation!

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Childr and parent in front of parked car with their hands up
This week we’re highlighting the Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) by featuring one of their new Energizer blogs! Established in 2003 and funded by the Government of Ontario, PARC is the Centre of Excellence for physical activity promotion in Ontario with the key objective of reducing...

June Healthy School Feature

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Healthy Schools Team Students posing for picture
In September 2015 Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification was launched. 113 schools across Ontario completed the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, making their school community a healthier place. Of those schools, 107 achieved enough points for gold, silver, or bronze certification. This is our last...

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