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Ophea Responds to the Speech from the Throne

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Speech from the Throne provides a thoughtful way forward.  The commitment to health promotion, mental health and the prioritization of education and inclusion are the building blocks of a fair society.  Ophea’s strongly supports the notion that we must all work together to ensure that our young...

Ophea Welcomes New Ministers

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Ophea welcomes the appointment of a number of new Ministers including Liz Sandals as Minister of Education and Teresa Piruzza as Minister of Children and Youth Services.  We look forward to working with the government of Ontario to advance the many healthy, active living priorities in this province...

Heather Mallick: Those Who Can’t Teach Teach Phys. Ed

Thursday, February 7, 2013
In her editorial, Toronto Star columnist, Heather Mallick, criticizes the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education's idea to install artificial turf, commenting that “those who can’t teach teach Phys. ed.” Ophea’s Executive Director and CEO, Chris Markham, was upset by...

Congratulations Premier Wynne

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Ophea looks forward to working with the Wynne government to advancing a number of priorities including finalizing the H&PE curriculum.  On the weekend Wynne stated that “we have committed to having a conversation with the parents and the parent community on the health and physical education...

Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Ophea.net!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
You may have noticed some changes on Ophea.net! We have been working hard over the past few months to improve our website to make it easier for you, our community, to access all of Ophea's programs, trainings and resources! You will find that we have revamped our Order section and simplified our...

Editorial: Ontario’s 21st-century students need 21st-century health and phys-ed education

Friday, January 4, 2013
Ophea's President, James Mandigo, is making headlines in the Toronto Star's editorial pages. James Mandigo, President of Ophea's Board of Directors, continues to advocate for the release of the new health and physical education (H&PE) curriculum designed to help our 21st-century students deal...

HIV and AIDS Online School Support Kit

Thursday, November 29, 2012
December 1 is AIDS World Awareness Day. Did you know that Ophea offers bilingual resources to help educators, public health professionals and community leaders provide age-appropriate HIV education? Some may find it difficult to educate children and youth about HIV and AIDS because of its...

#OpheaPLAY - Week 3 - Top 5

Monday, October 22, 2012
It's time to review week three's top photos! Take a look back at some of the fun our social media followers had during the third week of #OpheaPLAY. Our Social Media Team has picked their favourite photos: 5. @FuntasticTeachr - Did it "bounce"? #opheaplay #smashed #smashingpumpkins #pumpkindeath #...

It's time to take action for Ontario's children and youth

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Today Ophea officially launched a report highlighting the state of child and youth health in Ontario, and the potential of the revised health and physical education (H&PE) curriculum to address some of these health issues. Along with the report, Ophea is initiating an advocacy campaign and...

#OpheaPLAY - Week 2 - Top 5

Monday, October 15, 2012
We’re halfway through October and already there have been so many great photos shared on Twitter and Instagram. Ophea’s Social Media Team has made their selection for week two's Top 5: 5. ‏@myrastephen - #OpheaPLAY stability- early morning ball lifts 4. @opheacanada - #Ophea2012 keynote &...

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