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DPA Every Day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Ministry of Education recently revised the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy (PPM 138) which supports 20 minutes of DPA during instructional time, contributing to the goal of getting children and youth active for 60 minutes every day. To support the implementation of DPA and enhance the...

Relive #Ophea2017!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Did you attend or miss Ophea’s 2017 Conference? We’ve got you covered - explore the Conference Storify board to learn what took place!  Discover some of the conference’s hot topics and get inspired to bring fun and interactive workshop ideas to your classroom and school community!  THANK YOU to all...

New Ophea Concussion e-Learning Module!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The Concussion Identification, Management, and Prevention for Ontario Schools e-Learning module is free and intended for all school staff including educators, administrators, and support staff. The module will increase awareness and understanding of concussion and provide strategies and resources...

September Teacher Feature: Russ Minnis

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. Our first Teacher Feature is Russ Minnis, bringing you practical ideas to help...

Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification – 2017/18 Registration Now Open!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
We are excited to announce that registration for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2017/18 school year is now open! Registration is open to 400 publicly funded schools in Ontario (Catholic and public, French and English) based on a first come, first serve basis. Registration will remain...

Supporting student success with TGfU!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
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Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) focuses on helping students build a range of fundamental movement skills and game strategies while catering to their diverse needs and interests.The approach divides games into four categories that use common skills and tactics—invasion/territory games,...

Take an active break with BrainBlitz!

Thursday, August 31, 2017
BrainBlitz is a hardcopy series of 25 bilingual activity cards that make it quick, fun, and easy to take an active break during learning, and can be used as an opportunity to improve attention or as part of a fun team-building activity. The resource includes 5 activity cards for each of the...

Get recognized with Ophea Awards and Legacy Funds

Thursday, August 3, 2017
Do you know someone who is making an outstanding contribution in the field of child and youth health, physical activity, and/or health and physical education? Nominate them for an Ophea Award! This is the perfect opportunity to recognize educators who are making a difference in their school and...

3 Tips to Healthier Eating This Summer

Monday, July 31, 2017
We love that summer means we get to enjoy some of our favourite outdoor food-related activities like visiting farmers markets and entertaining outdoors. But with the ‘regular’ routine of the school/work year not in place, eating healthy may be harder to maintain.  With a bit of planning though you...

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth Poster

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Are you an educator, parent, public health professional, or recreation program leader? Help set the tone for a healthier 24 hours with this new poster raising awareness of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (aged 5–17). This poster is free and available to download in...