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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...

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
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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...