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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...

#Ophea100 Learning Series: Starting with Gender Equity in Mind

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Starting this blog with the same spirit of the webinar, we would like to offer you an invitation. You don’t have to accept it and it’s up to you how much you want to engage. In this second learning series, we invite you to take the time to understand the terminology being shared, reflect on how you...

Re-engaging in School-based Physical Activities: Clarity, Considerations, and Future Questions

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Applying the COVID-19: Health, Safety and Operational Guidance for Schools (2021-2022) Version 3 (updated September 2, 2021) to Health and Physical Education, Intramural Activities and Interschool Athletic Activities Returning to the school setting will require careful planning, opportunities for...

Healthy Schools Certification: How You Can Make a Difference in Your School

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
What you do this year will inspire change and lead to a healthier school and community. Building a strong sense of community and connectedness in schools is important now more than ever. Students need to feel physically and emotionally safe in order to learn and thrive. Growing up in today’s world...

When You Thrive, Your Students Thrive: Introducing Ophea’s Summer Viewing List

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
When it comes to professional learning in education, it can seem that there’s rarely enough time or funding to go around. That’s why making the most of the resources available is a must, and that’s where we come in! Although it’s important to take a breather this summer and have a well-deserved...

Building Healthy Eating Habits and Food Literacy Skills with the H&PE Curriculum Webinar Blog

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Choosing a banana isn’t as simple as it looks. As you’re peering through the display of bananas in the produce aisle, you may be thinking: How do I choose a banana so that it is ripe enough to eat? Are bananas locally grown or are they imported? How are they grown and does this impact the...

Exploring and Applying Vaping Education within the Elementary H&PE Curriculum Webinar Blog

Friday, May 21, 2021
On April 27, 2021, Ophea hosted a webinar about exploring and applying vaping education within the elementary Health & Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The session was formulated around three themes to provide educators with an opportunity to: examine the scope and sequence of learning...