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We’ve Got 10 Days to Make a Difference

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The health and well-being of our kids is at stake.  Ontario’s kids are facing greater health risks than ever before and they are being taught from a curriculum that is over 15 years old.  We need the government to follow through on its commitment to release the elementary and secondary...

Check out our NEW responsive design websites

Friday, October 25, 2013
Ophea has just revealed NEW responsive design on Ophea.net, hpe.ophea.net and safety.ophea.net.  For the non-techie in many of us, responsive design means that you will now be able to use our websites anywhere, anytime and on any device.  Whether you are using a smartphone, laptop, tablet or...

Leverage the Powers of Twitter at Ophea Conference 2013!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
At the Ophea Healthy Schools Conference 2013, we are using the hashtag #Ophea2013 on Twitter to promote and publicize the conference chatter surrounding the event.  We want to hear your voices and opinions loud and clear about anything conference-related.  Tweeting during an event or conference...

Ontario Must Replace Outdated Sex-Ed Curriculum Support Ophea in raising $200,000 for sex-ed public awareness

Thursday, October 10, 2013
It’s time for everyone to take action for Ontario’s kids. Ophea has launched an innovative crowd-funding campaign that we hope will further public awareness (with PSAs in newspapers across Ontario) and dispel myths around sexual health education by providing straightforward information on what the...

Human Development and Sexual Health is About More Than Sex: Get the Facts on Teaching the Facts of Life

Friday, June 21, 2013
As an organization that has been supporting health and physical education (H&PE) in Ontario for over 90 years, we have not seen so much public awareness and dialogue about this curriculum as we have in the past few weeks (visit Our Right to Learn for more info on the campaign, including media...

Ophea Supports the Release of AHKC's 2013 Report Card

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ophea supports today’s release of Active Healthy Kids Canada’s latest Report Card on physical activity for Children and Youth in Canada titled, Are We Driving Our Kids To Unhealthy Habits?, now available online here. The report highlights how Canada’s children and youth have a reliance on motorized...

Making Schools Safe for Children with Asthma

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In Ontario, more than 1.7 million people – including one in five children under the age of 15 years – now live with asthma, a chronic, inflammatory lung disease. Today, May 7, 2013 is World Asthma Day 2013 and the Ontario Lung Association and Ophea are collaborating to ensure that all schools have...

UNICEF's Report on the Well-being of Children Living in Canada

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A recent report from UNICEF says that Canada lags on childhood wellbeing.  A number of different rankings were used to inform the report including; children’s material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviours and risk and housing and environment. Perhaps most disturbing were the...

Five Reasons Health Promoters Shouldn’t Miss PARC Symposium 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013
As a physical activity promoter you are invited to attend professional development conferences year round, so why should you attend the 2013 PARC Symposium? We’ve got 5 reasons why: 1. Keynote speaker Dr. Mike Evans What is the single best thing we can do for our health? This is the question Dr....

Using Phys Ed to Help Students Deal with Tragedy

Thursday, March 21, 2013
As a physical education teacher, I know there are hundreds of benefits for students participating in physical education classes. We know its impact on physical fitness, fundamental movement skills, cooperation and so many more. But recent events have led me to believe that we need to add another...

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