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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...

Thank you for your continued support

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dear Friends of Ophea, On behalf of Ophea’s Board of Directors and our entire staff team, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your support, perhaps at no time more meaningful than in recent days following the discontinuation of our annual Health & Physical Education (H&PE)...

Cannabis Education Resources Available!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The first phase of our Cannabis Education Resources have launched! Cannabis Education Resources consists of a collection of materials from leading experts that provide elementary and secondary educators the support needed to increase their knowledge and confidence to teach cannabis education, and...

H&PE Curriculum Implementation Funding Discontinuation

Monday, October 15, 2018
Since 1921, Ophea has been working to support the health and learning of children and youth in Ontario. We are led by the vision that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. For over 16 years, annual funding from the Government of Ontario has enabled...

Supporting Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions

Friday, October 5, 2018
Ophea has developed a variety of resources and tools for educators and administrators, to support children and youth with prevalent medical conditions, including asthma. Resources include: Prevalent Medical Conditions Resources: supporting the Ministry of Education’s policy PPM 161 – Supporting...

Take an active break with BrainBlitz!

Friday, September 28, 2018
BrainBlitz is a hardcopy series of 25 bilingual activity cards that make it quick, fun, and easy to take an active break during learning, and can be used as an opportunity to improve attention or as part of a fun team-building activity. The resource includes 5 activity cards for each of the...