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Understanding Parental Attitudes Towards Health in Ontario Schools

In Fall 2017, Ophea surveyed parents of Ontario school-aged children to better understand their perspectives on pressing health issues, Health and Physical Education (H&PE), healthy schools, physical activity, and safety.

The survey results found that parents believe that Ontario schools have an important role to play in supporting the health and well-being of their children, but have concerns about how equipped kids are to meet 21st century health challenges.

Ophea encourages all stakeholders to freely use this information to support their future planning efforts as it relates to their work.

Infographic on Key Findings 
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Full Parent Survey Report 
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FAQ Document 

Media Release 


Ophea’s Advocacy Goal

To advocate for policies and strategies that foster healthy, active living.

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.