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Ophea and OASPHE Reaction Statement to Repealed “sex-ed” Curriculum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

3 Ways to End the School Year on an Active Note

Friday, June 22, 2018
The end of a school year is always exciting as the weather starts to get warmer, the school work winds down, and summer plans start to fill the air. This is a time to celebrate and reflect on all the accomplishments achieved over the year and celebrate with your students! Here are three ways for...

Congratulations to 238 Healthy Schools!

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has come to an end for the 2017/18 school year. A total of 238 schools across Ontario were certified for completing the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, making their school community a healthier place and receiving gold, silver, or bronze certification. We are...

May Feature Healthy School: North Easthope Public School

Thursday, May 31, 2018
We are excited to have 327 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2017/18 school year! Since January, we have been sharing the experiences of select registered Healthy Schools who have been active on Twitter using #...

Exploring DPA In Action LIVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
group of students in classroom posing for picture
On May 4th, 2018, Ophea joined Andrea Haefele and Kelly Chatzinikolis for a Facebook Live session exploring Daily Physical Activity (DPA) In Action. The embedded recorded Facebook Live video is a follow up to the Making Sense of P/PM 138: Continuing the Conversation and Making Sense of P/PM 138:...

Q&A: Increasing Student & Teacher Understanding of Sexual Violence & Harassment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Over the last couple years, Ophea supported a school-based approach to increasing student and teacher understanding of sexual violence and harassment. The initiative, Campaign Messengers: Taking a Stand!, reached 166 schools, close to 6,000 educators, and over 92,000 students. Though the...

4 Ways You Can Become a Good Digital Citizen

Monday, April 30, 2018
Teacher with two students in classroom looking at a tablet
We are living in an age where the Internet has become a part of our daily lives. We use the Internet for many things: research, distant learning, connecting with family/friends, shopping, looking up recipes, and banking, to name a few. While the Internet has definitely made life more efficient,...

April Feature Healthy School: Sir William Osler Elementary School

Thursday, April 26, 2018
We are excited to have 327 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2017/18 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...

3 Ophea Asthma Supports to Increase Knowledge and Awareness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Did you know as many as 5 out of 20 children have asthma? Ophea has developed various supports for educators, in partnership with the Ontario Lung Association, to increase their skills and knowledge about asthma management in schools. Just in time for World Asthma Day (May 1, 2018), this blog...