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Rowan’s Law Day Toolkit Now Available!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Ophea’s Rowan’s Law Day Toolkit for Schools helps schools and classrooms recognize Rowan’s Law Day and encourage students to speak up about concussions. The Toolkit contains sample tools to support recognition of Rowan’s Law Day at your school and to spark conversation among students, staff, and...

2018/19 Healthy Schools Certification Registration Now Open!

Friday, September 7, 2018
We are excited to announce that registration for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification for the 2018/19 school year is now open!  Registration for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification is now open Registration will remain open until 12:00pm EDT on Friday, October 26th.  As this is an annual process...

One A Day For Active Play: Hoop it up!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
3 cards from ophea'sa one a day for acticity play resource fanned out
Ophea’s One A Day For Active Play hardcopy resource includes 200 games and activities that are fun to use for active breaks, ice-breakers or to support the implementation of Daily Physical Activity. Get your hoola hoops out and have fun playing Hoop it up! This easy-to-set up activity helps...

Supporting student success with TGfU!

Saturday, September 1, 2018
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Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) focuses on helping students build a range of fundamental movement skills and game strategies while catering to their diverse needs and interests.The approach divides games into four categories that use common skills and tactics—invasion/territory games,...

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...

Ophea and OASPHE Reaction Statement to Repealed “sex-ed” Curriculum

Thursday, July 12, 2018
On July 11, 2018 Ontario’s Premier and Minister of Education announced that the sexual health education “sex-ed” component of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum would revert back to the 1998 version until additional parent consultations have been conducted. Ophea and OASPHE (...

Energize Your Family Vacation!

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Child and parent in front of parked car with their hands up
Ah … The Family Vacation. A different take on the 3 Rs: Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate. Oh, except maybe not the relax part. Travel, especially with young kids, can involve long, crowded and confining conditions, impacting their ability to move around. Oh, and maybe not the rejuvenate part. Because...

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