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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...

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...

#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...

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...

Supporting H&PE with Virtual Schools

Thursday, April 29, 2021
This school year has brought many unforeseen challenges, and how we teach and learn has been flipped upside down. Educators on the remote learning platform have been required to shift their way of thinking when delivering the curriculum; learning new and innovative ways to create compelling,...