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#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 &...

Ontario Safety Guidelines - Now Available for Everyone!

Monday, October 15, 2012
Last week at the 2012 Ophea Conference, we were able to share some great news regarding the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines (Safety Guidelines). Historically, the Safety Guidelines have been available on a subscription-only basis. In response to recent student fatalities and accidents...

#OpheaPLAY - Week 1 - Top 5

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Wow! The #OpheaPLAY Photo Challenge is off to a great start. The first week of the challenge is now over and our social media team had a hard time choosing their favourites. The team's fifth choice was from @Myrastephen who tweeted a picture for the word 'sport' of her coworkers playing bocce ball...

#OpheaPLAY - Ophea’s 31-Day Photos Leading to Active Youth Challenge

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Our Social Media Team loves how engaged our audiences are in the social media community. We’re connecting to share instructional strategies, best practices, and ways to create a healthy community. So, to join the conversation, we’ve created our own photo-a-day challenge- Ophea’s Photos Leading to...

Ophea Award Winners

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Ophea Awards are presented each year to individuals and organizations that champion healthy, active living for children and youth. We are proud to announce the award winners for this year: Award of Distinction: Mark Seaton Award for Outstanding Contribution: FoodShare School Community Award:...

Active Healthy Kids Canada - New CEO, But a Familiar Face to Ophea!

Friday, September 21, 2012
Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) announced today that Jennifer Cowie Bonne has assumed the role of CEO for the organization. Jennifer worked at Ophea for over 14 years, most recently as Director of Partnerships and Public Affairs. We would like to congratulate her on this new opportunity - we look...

Inclusivity in Ontario schools - the missing piece of the puzzle

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Recently there has been much discussion in the news regarding inclusivity and equity in education. Yesterday the Toronto Star published an editorial related to this topic (read it here). Education Minister Laurel Broten was quoted in this editorial and a related article as saying “A little person...

How do you feel about the Healthy Schools Recognition Program?

Friday, July 6, 2012
The Ontario government is looking for feedback in its Healthy Schools Recognition Program! Have your say - read the following information from the Ministry and fill out the survey at the link below. "The Healthy Schools Recognition Program (HSRP) was launched in December 2006 and challenges every...

H&PE is Key to Preventing Illness and Chronic Disease

Monday, March 26, 2012
It seems that investment in health promotion and chronic disease prevention is top-of-mind in the province of Ontario, with various organizations publishing reports and recommendations for change in our healthcare system. Over the past year, the Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA)...

Putting Safety First: Ophea’s Reaction to the Education Amendment Act (Concussions), 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Ophea fully supports the Ontario government in their commitment to increase awareness of head injuries and concussions in the school environment, and to require school boards to have policies in place to address these incidents as they occur. The Education Amendment Act (Concussions) further...

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