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On February 23, 2015 the Ontario Government released the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum.

The H&PE curriculum focuses on skills and strategies that can be transferred from the context of the classroom to healthy, active living outside of school – assisting Ontario’s kids in reaching their full potential while at the same time improving their health throughout their lives.

To access Ministry of Education's 2015 H&PE curriculum and support materials please see:

Elementary Curriculum & Resource Documents

Secondary Curriculum & Resource Documents

Ophea supports the release of the curriculum and has developed a key messages document with an overview on the release of the curriculum.

Since 2010, Ophea has led a coalition of over 50 organizations calling on the government of Ontario to finalize, release, and support the implementation of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum (grades 1 – 12).

Here are past advocacy materials demonstrating the importance of an updated curriculum:

H&PE is a core subject taught in Ontario schools with the aim of fostering student health and well-being. The public commitment by the Minister of Education is a necessary milestone in ensuring that an updated and finalized curriculum is implemented in all of Ontario’s publically funded schools.


Sex Ed Facts Poster Sex Ed Report
Facts About Sexual Health Education Poster Sexual Health Education in Schools Across Canada
It’s Time to Take Action for Ontario’s Kids
It’s Time to Take Action for Ontario’s Kids Parent Opinion Survey

Ophea is committed to working in partnership with government, non-government, and community partners to advocate for healthy public policy related to Health and Physical Education (H&PE) in schools and healthy, active living in communities. We are also committed to playing a strong leadership role on related committees and at stakeholder events.

Ophea’s Advocacy Goal

- to advocate for policies and strategies  that foster healthy, active living