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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...

How Financial Literacy can affect overall well-being

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
junior male student counting coins
Support your students in learning the fundamentals of how financial choices and decisions can affect their overall well-being. Financial literacy is the knowledge and skills a person needs to make good decisions about money throughout their life. Why is learning financial literacy so important?...

February Feature Healthy School: St. Monica Elementary School

Thursday, February 21, 2019
We are excited to have 357 registered Healthy Schools, representing 55 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2018/19 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Every month until June, we’ll...

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...

January Feature Healthy School: Silver Springs Public School

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Student team working on analyzing data and generating ideas and Intramural celebration & recognition
We are excited to have 357 registered Healthy Schools, representing 55 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2018/19 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Every month until June, we’ll...

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...

Engaging Students in Healthy Living through Drama

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Looking for an innovative way to teach healthy living and engage students in their learning? Check out the NEW Engaging Students in Healthy Living through Drama resource which has been developed to support secondary educators in planning and exploring innovative approaches to teaching healthy...

Happy Holidays from Ophea!

Monday, December 17, 2018
Thank you for supporting students across Ontario.  You matter to them and to us and we wish you, your colleagues, and family happy holidays and all the best for an active, healthy, and happy New Year! A friendly reminder, that over the holidays the Ophea office will be closed December 25, 2018 to...

Help us continue to be a provincial voice for quality H&PE

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Help us continue to be a provincial voice for quality H&PE. Donate to Ophea. #HPEVoices
Dear Friend of Ophea, As Ophea’s Executive Director and CEO I am so proud of our long and rich history (we’re coming up to our 100th year anniversary in 2021!) of supporting Ontario-wide school health programs, including the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The importance of...

Ophea and OASPHE’s Position on Education Reform

Friday, November 23, 2018
The Government of Ontario is currently hosting public consultations on a number of key educational components, including the content of the Health and Physical Education curriculum, approaches to health-related topics in the classroom, parent engagement, and physical activity policy. As part of the...

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