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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...

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...

Celebrating 100 Years of Healthy, Active Living!

Friday, April 9, 2021
A hundred years ago—when Ophea was founded—things were eerily similar. An influenza pandemic had just swept through various parts of the globe. Weary populations were struggling to cope with its effects. But as the last wave receded there was a renewed sense of hope. Educational institutions had...

Get Girls Active with FitSpirit

Thursday, November 14, 2019
FitSpirit motivates grade 7-12 girls in Ontario schools to become physically active and inspires them to stay active throughout their lives. Ophea is partnering with FitSpirit to promote the FitSpirit program to schools in Ontario. We all believe that all kids have the right to enjoy the lifelong...

10 Essential Items for your Backpack this School Year

Thursday, September 12, 2019
It’s that time of year again! So grab your backpack and fill it with essential items that will help you succeed this school year. Need some ideas to ensure nothing is forgotten and that you are prepared for anything (well, almost anything!) this year may have in store? Here is a handy list to help...

Congratulations to the Ophea Intramural Participant Schools!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Ophea’s Raise the Bar Intramural Program has come to the end of the first year! A total of 10 schools across Ontario are recognized as a participant school for completing the 4-Step Raise the Bar Intramural Program Process! We are so impressed with the innovative and physical activity-promoting...

5 Ways to Spend the Last Days of Summer Break

Thursday, August 23, 2018
It’s that time of year, Summer vacation is winding down and it’s time to get ready for the upcoming school year. But, before saying good-bye to all your favorite summer activities. It is important to take some time and enjoy the last few days of summer! In today’s blog we share five fun ways to...

Turn Sunday into Funday with Ophea’s One A Day for Active Play!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Ah Sunday... the last day of the weekend but the start of a new week. This Sunday don’t spend your day indoors, get the family out for a Funday! It’s essential to incorporate daily physical activity into your summer, Ophea’s One a Day for Active Play portable resource makes it easy to get moving...

5 tips to get you connected with nature this summer!

Thursday, August 2, 2018
child gardening
The weather is warm and the sun is shining. It’s the perfect time to get outside, get healthy, and get active. There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer in nature this year. Here are five suggestions. 1. Visit a provincial park: Ontario has over 280 provincial parks for you and your family to...

Build Your Own Picnic Basket!

Friday, July 13, 2018
Summer season also means picnic season! Grab the family and head to a nearby park for some summer fun. The park can be a great place for a picnic with all the grass and open space to have fun and relax. A park with a playground is a bonus when picnicking with kids, allowing them to run, climb, and...