If your school is looking to create an environment that promotes quality daily physical activity for all, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit can help you. Whether you're looking to develop a school physical activity policy, improve your DPA programming, start up an intramural sport program or improve the physical environment, your School Health Educator/Promoter is available for consultation.
For more information, please contact your school liaison.
P.A.L.S. - Physical activity leaders in schools
P.A.L.S. is a program that encourages all children to participate in activities regardless of their gender or ability. It promotes positive play during recess by offering a variety of fun and interactive games led by trained student leaders in Grades 4 to 6. Program objectives are to increase physical activity, decrease conflict and reduce incidence of playground bullying, and provide a leadership opportunity for students.
For more information or to reserve a workshop, please contact your School Health Educator/Promoter.
E-Team : Along with an adult champion, selected students are trained to offer the DPA activities to other students.
Teacher Workshops - Daily Physical Activity : Free workshops for teachers on Daily Physical Activity (DPA) are offered by the School Health Educator/Promoter.
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Children 5 to 11 Years
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines For Youth 12 to 17 Years
Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines For Children - 5 – 11 Years
Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines For Youth - 12 – 17 Years
Active and Safe Routes to Schools – A Program of Green Communities Canada
The Active & Safe Routes to School website provides resources, tools, information and links for schools and communities to create their own unique Active & Safe Routes to School program. All of their resources for teachers are linked to the Ontario Curriculum using the Curriculum Unit planner.
Your school can choose to take part in any number of great programs or activities such as:
- International Walk to School Month
- Winter Walk Day
- Spring Into Spring
- The IWALK Club
- No Idling at School
- The Walking School Bus
- School Transportation Planning
For more information on these and other great programs, check out the Active & Safe Routes to School website. For additional support, contact your School Health Educator/Promoter.
Active Healthy Kids Canada - 2012 Report Card
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
Daily Physical Activity in Schools, Grades 1 to 3
Daily Physical Activity in Schools, Grades 4 to 6
Daily Physical Activity in Schools, Grades 7 and 8
Daily Physical Activity in Schools: Guide for School Boards
Daily Physical Activity in Schools: Guide for School Principals
DPA Questions and Answers
E-Learning Module – Daily Physical Activity: Active today. Active for life!
Healthy Schools 2020
Know More, Do More
Ophea – Health Schools, Healthy Communities
PHE Canada – Physical and Health Education Canada
Tips to Get Active – Public Health Agency of Canada