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Active Ideas for Summertime Fun with the Fam!

Monday, June 13, 2022
The Canadian 24-hour Movement Guidelines are evidence-based research that addresses the whole day, along with an emphasis on 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each and every day for children and youth. The International School-Related Sedentary Behaviour Recommendations for...

Consent Culture in the “New Normal”

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
It’s our pleasure to share the Ophea platform with Julie S. Lalonde, internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator based in Ottawa. For nearly 20 years, she has been working to improve the lives of women and girls in Canada with a focus on engaging bystanders to create...

1, 2, 3 – Spring into Spring with Ophea!

Monday, April 11, 2022
We all know that moving our bodies is important for our physical health. Physical activity is also important for our mental health and can help get students’ bodies and minds ready for a day full of learning!  The school community plays an influential role in helping students engage in physical...

The Sunset of Play Beyond The Label

Thursday, March 10, 2022
It’s our pleasure to share the Ophea platform with Andrea Haefele and Laura Seckington, the founders of Play Beyond The Label.  Play Beyond The Label is a movement focused not only on building knowledge and skills, but also on creating a sense of belonging as well as opportunities to experience...

Great Questions Lead to Great Learning Opportunities

Monday, March 7, 2022
What, how, where, when and why we eat are just some of the many questions that your students may have when it comes to the wide breadth of topics connected to healthy eating and food literacy. How can we support all students to feel educated, inspired, and empowered to make informed choices about...

#DTL16Days Partner Learning Series: Webinar Series Recap 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
We all have a role in making sure schools are welcoming, diverse and happy places where everyone in a school community can learn, connect and build healthy, active lives free from violence. However, many people in Canada and around the world continue to face violence every day because of their...

Starting off the New Year Healthy, Active, and Safe

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Returning to learning in 2022 is a phased approach that will start with students learning through a remote environment and will transition back to the school environment. This blog provides tips and access to resources and tools that can assist educators with the implementation of a safe Health and...

#Ophea100 Learning Series: Shifting the Narrative in Health and Physical Education towards Action

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Imagine what a Health and Physical Education program might look like where the narrative comes from and authentically represents the needs and interests of a highly diverse student population. How would this mindset positively impact the overall well-being and quality of our students’ lives? On...

Our Little Way of Saying a BIG Thank you!

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Join our “Honour Roll of Educators” to help Ophea celebrate 100 years of healthy active living for Ontario students. Ophea is celebrating a century of healthier kids and communities by reflecting on where we’ve been, looking forward to where we’re going, and—above all—honouring the educators who...

#Ophea100 Learning Series: Understanding the Relationship between Physical Education and Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, November 8, 2021
What does Health and Physical Education have to do with Truth and Reconciliation? Why is this relationship important to consider? And what needs to be addressed to create meaningful change in our educational systems? On Monday, August 30th 2021, Ophea hosted a webinar that provided a space for...