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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...

#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...

Ophea Healthy Schools Registration Now Open!

Friday, September 9, 2016
students form a huddle while raising Healthy Schools banner in center
We are excited to announce that registration for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2016/17 school year is now open! Registration is open to 350 publicly funded schools in Ontario (Catholic and public, French and English) based on first come, first served. Registration will remain open...

Get ready to celebrate the Paralympic Games!

Thursday, September 1, 2016
students playing basketball in wheelcharir
The Olympic Games aren’t over yet! The 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be in full swing September 7th - 18th! Get ready for eleven days packed with exciting events such as table tennis, judo, powerlifting, and sailing. Here are a few tips to help you and your students get into the...

5 Stress-Free Ways to Finish Off the Summer

Thursday, August 25, 2016
male on bike with sky in the background
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...