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Organizations Related to Feature 662

Ophea

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization led by the vision that all kids value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to healthy active living. Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities. Their website is at http://www.ophea.net.

Ontario Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education website includes a variety of resources at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/. The Health and Physical Education Curriculum can be found at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/health.html.

Active Healthy Kids Canada

Active Healthy Kids Canada strives to be a trusted source for “powering the movement to get kids moving”—a ‘go to’ source for knowledge, insight and understanding that influences thinking and action among issue stakeholders to help them build better programs, campaigns and policies in order to increase physical activity among children and youth. In an ongoing effort to advance knowledge to effect change, it releases the annual Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, a comprehensive assessment of the current state of physical activity among Canadian children and youth. Their website is at http://www.activehealthykids.ca and the Report Card for Physical Activity for Children and Youth at http://www.activehealthykids.ca/ReportCard/2010ReportCardOverview.aspx.

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and ParticipACTION released new research around physical activity levels and measurable health benefits at http://www.participaction.com/ecms.ashx/PressReleases/en/CSEP_PAC-Nation.... For more information visit the CSEP site at http://www.csep.ca/english/view.asp?x=1.