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VOTE for Healthy Schools on #PlayExchange

Monday, January 12, 2015
Ophea's “Healthy Schools” initiative is in the running for up to $1 million in the Play Exchange national challenge! NOW is the time to help make Healthy Schools a reality: 1)    VOTE for Healthy Schools, up to 3 times, at (you have until January 16th) 2)    SHARE this message...

Get ready to VOTE for Ophea!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Ophea's “Healthy Schools: Putting Students First” initiative has been shortlisted for a national challenge called the Play Exchange, airing on CBC this Friday, January 9th at 7pm EST (click here to view our promo video). We’re competing for up to $1 million and we need your VOTE! Given the...

The #PPAKidsHunt is on!

Monday, January 5, 2015
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From January 5-February 1, 2015 we are holding a PPA Kids twitter scavenger hunt! It’s fun and easy to participate – here’s how: Every morning we will tweet out a scavenger hunt question and then a hint midday. All you need to do is tweet @OpheaCanada with the correct answer using the hashtag #...

Happy Holidays from Ophea!

Monday, December 22, 2014
Happy Holiday Card
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, 2014 until January 5, 2015. Staff will respond to any inquiries upon their return. As always, our websites are accessible...

The NEW Foundations for a Healthy School resource

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Kids playing in playground
The Government of Ontario’s Foundations for a Healthy School resource has been updated and released! The completely revised resource supports the integration of healthy schools policies, programs and initiatives into school and school board planning and implementation processes. The resource...

Healthy Schools Program Announcement

Thursday, November 27, 2014
We are happy to announce that today, the Ontario Government has partnered with ACTIVE AT SCHOOL to champion 60 minutes of physical activity for all students throughout the day. The ACTIVE AT SCHOOL Champion Program will be part of Ophea’s soon-to-be-launched Health Schools Certification Program (...

A Celebration of Sports in Canada

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Kids playing Lacrosse
We know Canadians love their sports every day of the week! Here are a few fun ways for educators to incorporate sports and sports knowledge into the classroom. 1. Use this checklist of Canadian sports and see how many of them your class can complete this school year. Sports Made in Canada Hockey....

Ophea's New Teaching Tools Site

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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Find all of Ophea’s quality programs on the new Teaching Tools site. Teaching Tools has everything you need to enable children and youth to lead healthy active lives. A variety of tools on many topics can be found quickly and easily; including lesson plans, activities and supplements. Login and...

Celebrate Media Literacy Week

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Kids looking at computer screen
Media Literacy Week is November 3-7, 2014 and is co-led by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and Media Smarts. The purpose of Media Literacy week is to help parents, educators and children better understand and interpret content in this digital world. What is Media Literacy? In this age of digital...

It’s All Fun and Games

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Kids playing with parachute
We love having fun while staying active! Our challenge for you this week is to play a few group games and fitness activities that you’ve never done before or haven’t done in a while. Try them in the school gymnasium, schoolyard or at home with your family and share your results with us! Here are a...