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Thank you for your continued support

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dear Friends of Ophea, On behalf of Ophea’s Board of Directors and our entire staff team, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your support, perhaps at no time more meaningful than in recent days following the discontinuation of our annual Health & Physical Education (H&PE)...

Cannabis Education Resources Available!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The first phase of our Cannabis Education Resources have launched! Cannabis Education Resources consists of a collection of materials from leading experts that provide elementary and secondary educators the support needed to increase their knowledge and confidence to teach cannabis education, and...

H&PE Curriculum Implementation Funding Discontinuation

Monday, October 15, 2018
Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in Ontario. We are led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. For over 16 years, annual funding from the Government of Ontario has enabled...

Supporting Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions

Friday, October 5, 2018
Ophea has developed a variety of resources and tools for educators and administrators, to support children and youth with prevalent medical conditions, including asthma. Resources include: Prevalent Medical Conditions Resources: supporting the Ministry of Education’s policy PPM 161 – Supporting...

Rowan’s Law Day Toolkit Now Available!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ophea’s Rowan’s Law Day Toolkit for Schools helps schools and classrooms recognize Rowan’s Law Day and encourage students to speak up about concussions. The Toolkit contains sample tools to support recognition of Rowan’s Law Day at your school and to spark conversation among students, staff, and...

Ophea and OASPHE Reaction Statement to Repealed “sex-ed” Curriculum

Thursday, July 12, 2018
On July 11, 2018 Ontario’s Premier and Minister of Education announced that the sexual health education “sex-ed” component of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum would revert back to the 1998 version until additional parent consultations have been conducted. Ophea and OASPHE (...

Q&A: Increasing Student & Teacher Understanding of Sexual Violence & Harassment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Over the last couple years, Ophea supported a school-based approach to increasing student and teacher understanding of sexual violence and harassment. The initiative, Campaign Messengers: Taking a Stand!, reached 166 schools, close to 6,000 educators, and over 92,000 students. Though the...

Let’s Get Moving!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Movement is...Joy, Belonging and Learning.
Today (March 28) Ophea launched the Movement is... campaign, to help promote the importance of getting kids physically active every day. Research shows that movement can help students in lots of ways. Our Movement is...campaign shines light on how movement is...“joy, learning, and belonging.” By...

New Ophea Report: Parental Attitudes Towards Health in Ontario Schools

Thursday, March 8, 2018
Ophea Parent Poll
Today Ophea released the results from a survey completed in fall 2017 by Environics Research Group. 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...

Sir James Dunn Public School Takes a Stand Against Sexual Violence

Thursday, March 2, 2017
With the help of Draw-the-Line, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, and White Ribbon Canada, Ophea’s Campaign Messengers: Taking a Stand! Is an initiative that supports engaging children and youth in conversations focusing on healthy relationships, consent, respect and equality.  Educators and...

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