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Clearing the Air on Cannabis: Edibles

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Cannabis 101
For our October column we wanted to provide information on cannabis edibles, which will become legal this month. It’s important that educators and school staff are aware of current regulations, to be able to answer any questions students may have on edibles and integrate this information into...

Clearing the Air about Cannabis: Back to School

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Welcome to the Back to School issue of Ophea’s Clearing the Air on Cannabis Q&A Column! The continuation of this series will help you have access to timely information regarding cannabis this school year. A new column will be posted each month and distributed through the Ophea eConnection...

Q&A Column #5: Clearing the Air About Cannabis: Using a harm reduction approach to cannabis education in the classroom and the school setting

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
What do students need to know and be able to do in order to make informed decisions when dealing with situations involving cannabis? In the fifth installment of our “Clearing the Air About Cannabis” series, we tackle how cannabis education can be implemented in the classroom through a harm...

Q&A Column #4: Clearing the Air about Cannabis: Youth and Driving

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Cannabis 101
In the fourth installment of our “Clearing the Air about Cannabis” series, we spoke with Dr. Robert Mann from the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) about youth cannabis use and driving. Read on to discover what you need to know about...

Q&A Column #3: Clearing the Air about Cannabis: The Role of School Boards

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Cannabis 101
As members of school communities, we all have important roles to play in educating young Canadians about cannabis use.  The legalization of cannabis in Canada has brought up plenty of questions for educators, especially related to the impact of legalization on schools, students, and communities;...

Q&A Column #2: Clearing the Air About Cannabis: Brain Development and Related Harms

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Following our first Clearing the Air About Cannabis Q&A column featuring a discussion on legalization with Jean‐François Crépault, Senior Policy Analyst at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), we received questions asking for us to expand on his comments referring to cannabis harms...

Q&A Column #1: Clearing the Air about Cannabis Legalization

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Cannabis 101
We recently sat down with Jean-François Crépault, Senior Policy Analyst at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to talk about cannabis legalization. He leads CAMH’s public policy efforts in the area of substance use, including developing and communicating evidence-based public policy to...

Finding Common Ground on Ontario’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Friday, January 11, 2019
As you may be aware a legal challenge was heard by the Ontario Superior Court on January 9/10, 2019 related to the decision to repeal the 2015 elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum and revert back to the curriculum taught in 2014 (which included learning expectations from...

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...