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Resources for Inclusion

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Did you take a time to read the article in January’s eConnection on inclusion? We’ve put together some additional tips and resources to make sure everyone is able to get into the game! A Few Tips for Inclusion: This sampling of tips was adapted from Steps to Inclusion—an Ophea resource designed to...

Ophea’s Holiday Office Closure

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Ophea wishes everyone a very happy holiday season and all the best for an active, healthy and happy New Year. Our office will be closed over the holidays from December 25, 2013 until January 2, 2014. Staff will respond to any inquiries upon their return. As always, our websites are accessible any...

What's Your Resolution?

Monday, December 16, 2013
We circled around our office asking what some of our Ophea staff members` resolutions are for January 2014.  Here is what we found, along with some supporting information on how this goal can make a difference and tips to help make it happen: 1.    I want to start training for a marathonBeing...

Stay active this winter!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
During the cold, winter season, we can all be tempted to stay inside on the couch and avoid engaging in physical activities.  Ensure that you continue a healthy active lifestyle throughout the season with these ten fun ideas: Tobogganing – A winter classic! Skiing/Snowboarding – Whether you are an...

Bringing a Renewed Perspective to Physical Activity

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
From time to time when teaching Physical Education or leading physical activities, we fall into a slump of the same routine.  By getting a bit creative, we can make physical activity more inclusive and fun for everyone.  We have listed some innovative ideas below that we hope will inspire you in...

Creating an H&PE Space that’s Bully Free

Thursday, November 21, 2013
As Health and Physical Education (H&PE) teachers, the goal of maintaining both a physically as well as emotionally safe classroom is often on our mind. Physical safety is a relatively easy concept to overcome; use your common sense, act as a cautious parent and refer to your school board and...

Fun School Lunch Ideas

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Tired of the same old lunchtime routine but don’t know how to mix it up? We have some great ideas to bring the fun back into lunch!   It doesn’t need to take hours in the kitchen to ensure that you, your children and/or students have healthy lunches that meet nutritional requirements. Visit Canada...

Ophea Conference – Starring Guest Blogger Melanie Guertin

Thursday, November 7, 2013
  1. Please share with us your experience of teaching your Dance Pl3y workshop at the Ophea Healthy Schools Conference.  What were you hoping for attendees to take away from the workshop? Wow! What a great day at the Ophea 2013 Conference where I had to the opportunity to show delegates how simple...

Ophea Awards and Conference – Starring Guest Blogger Reid Linforth

Thursday, November 7, 2013
    1. Reid, receiving the Deb Courville Legacy Fund Award must have been so exciting!  Please tell us more about your experience at the Ophea 2013 Awards Ceremony. Receiving the Deb Courville Courville Legacy Fund Award was definitely an exciting honour, and the awards ceremony was an experience...

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...

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