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Creating an Asthma Friendly School

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
enfants sautant
Did you know that asthma affects approximately 1 in 5 children in Ontario and is the leading cause of hospital admissions, emergency room visits and school absenteeism for children?[1] It’s important to create an asthma friendly school to support students with asthma participate fully in school...

Ophea wants our kids to grow up healthy & happy

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Students in school hallway
Sexual health education has been part of the Ontario school curriculum for decades.  The Health and Physical Education curriculum, of which approximately 10 per cent addresses sexual health, is no different. This document builds upon previous versions of this curriculum with information that...

It’s Time to Move Forward.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
It’s time. The 2015 Health & Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum has been released By: Chris Markham, Executive Director and CEO of Ophea (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Education and health in Ontario have reached a new milestone. For five years, Ontario’s students...

NEW H&PE Curriculum Released

Monday, February 23, 2015
Students in gymnasium
This morning the Ontario Government released the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The H&PE curriculum focuses on skills and strategies that can be transferred from the context of the classroom to healthy, active living outside of school – assisting Ontario’s kids in...

Ontario Kids Deserve an Updated Curriculum

Monday, February 23, 2015
As we await the release of the updated Healthy and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-12) Ophea is appealing to everyone to take the time to understand what this curriculum covers as the health and well-being of 2.1 million children and youth in Ontario is at stake. The following is a letter...

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