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Human Development & Sexual Health Peer Sharing Webinar Blog

Monday, April 13, 2020
In March, Ophea hosted a peer sharing webinar with a specific focus on supporting the implementation of the Human Development & Sexual Health curriculum expectations, one of the health topics in Strand D: Healthy Living within the 2019 Ontario Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE...

Effective Food Literacy Strategies in Elementary Health and Physical Education Webinar Blog

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In March, Ophea hosted a French webinar with a specific focus on effective food literacy strategies in Health and Physical Education at the elementary level. The content was based on research and resources to improve the quality of life through healthy food choices and mitigate the harmful effects...

Supporting Human Development & Sexual Health Webinar Blog

Monday, April 6, 2020
In February, Ophea hosted a webinar with a specific focus on Supporting Human Development & Sexual Health, one of the health topics in Strand D: Healthy Living within the 2019 Ontario Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum.  With the intention of enhancing teacher...

February Feature Healthy School: St. Evan Catholic Elementary School

Friday, February 28, 2020
Children exercising in the gym
We are excited to have 317 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 Ontario school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2019/20 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Every month until June...

Supporting Learning about Mental Health in Elementary Health and Physical Education Webinar

Thursday, February 27, 2020
In January, Ophea hosted two new webinars (one in English and one in French) with a specific focus on understanding Mental Health as a health topic in the 2019 Ontario Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum.  With the goal of enhancing teacher confidence, the webinar...

January Feature Healthy School: General Crerar Public School

Thursday, January 30, 2020
We are excited to have 317 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 Ontario school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2019/20 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month until June...

Exploring Social-Emotional Learning Skills in Health and Physical Education Webinar

Monday, January 6, 2020
In November, Ophea hosted a webinar to explore Strand A: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills within the 2019 Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum and share examples of how these skills can be taught and assessed in Grades 1 through 8. We would like to thank our co-...

Clearing the Air About Cannabis: Medical Cannabis

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
We have received multiple questions on the evidence behind medical cannabis, so have broadened the scope of this month’s issue to provide you with some answers. Read on to learn more about medical cannabis, how to approach and support conversations with students or other teachers, and resources...

Beginning the Discussion: An Overview of the 2019 Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Thursday, November 21, 2019
With the recent release of the 2019 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) elementary curriculum, Ophea is committed to supporting educators through providing professional learning opportunities throughout the 2019/2020 school year. In October, we hosted English and French webinars to support...

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...

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