There are many ways you can get one hour a day of quality physical activity and education at school.

Help us get Canadian kids and youth more active at school by exploring the many different programmes and ways you can get involved below.

Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools are a series of physical literacy assessment tools developed to determine the level of an individual's physical literacy.

Passport for Life supports the awareness, assessment, development and advancement of physical literacy among students and teachers. Students are assesed in the four components of physical literacy: active participation, living skills, fitness skills and movement skills.

The Canadian Olympic School Program (COSP) seeks to create the excitement of the Olympic Movement in the classroom and throughout the school. The resources are aimed at sparking discussions about values, telling stories that inspire, and encouraging students to work together.

The Paralympic Schools Program is a free online teachers' resource to help teachers engage students in the Paralympic spirit. It provides teachers with the resources to educate students on parasport and establish positive perceptions of people with a physical disability.

Sens@School in partnership with the Sens Foundation, is an online education program that uses hockey and Ottawa Senators-based lesson plans and activities. The focus is on health and physical education, language arts and math.

The Shoot for 60 program is a healthy living initiative that encourages students to strive for a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day, every day.

Hockey-themed lesson plans provide fun and interactive activities in a variety of curriculum areas, including: literacy, numeracy, physical education, arts and social studies/history.

This program is designed to assist elementary school educators with resources that will teach math, language, science, health and physical education and nutrition using ice skating and Skate Canada.

This toolkit provides the resources needed by recreation practitioners and volunteers to mobilize communities and reduce barriers to recreation for low-income families.

The Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card is an evidence-informed communications and advocacy piece that provides a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s “state of the nation” each year on how, as a country, we are being responsible in providing physical activity opportunities for children and youth.

The On the Move Handbook is a user-friendly resource designed as a practical guide for programmers, teachers, coaches, volunteers, and parents or guardians interested in creating a female-only program or in need of information about how to create positive and inclusive environments.

This guide helps recreation leaders promote positive healthy behaviours for 6-12 year olds.

This resource provides access to 1,000+ downloadable and searchable lesson plans addressing all 2010 Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum expectations for grades 1-8.

Ever Active Schools offers a variety of resources to support the Programs of Study in Physical Education and Health. 

The ParticipACTION Tool Kit offers easy, free access to communications materials for those who support and promote active living. These materials can be used in newsletters, events, presentations and websites.

Ever Active Schools (EAS) is a provincial program designed to assist schools in addressing and creating healthy school communities. EAS contributes to the healthy development of children and youth by fostering social and physical environments that support improving the health and learning outcomes of students in Alberta.

Ophea’s comprehensive DPA Kits are designed to support educators in meeting the Ontario Ministry of Education’s DPA mandate that every elementary student will take part in a minimum of 20 minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.

Canadiens@School is a free hockey-themed curriculum resource for grades 1 - 9 with more than 200 lesson plans developed specifically to meet components of the MELSQ curriculum.

The ESTEEM Team is a national program that brings Olympic, Paralympic and National caliber athletes to schools in Canada to inspire and activate young people to set and achieve their goals.

This program provides opportunities for schools to involve their students in supporting Canada's paralympic team and get students active in parasport during the Paralympic Games.

HSBC Clean Air Achievers teaches youth in Grades 5-9 how their personal travel habits have an impact on the environment and how they can make choices to reduce greenhouse gases and improve their fitness by using active modes of transportation.

Shape Up uses professional sports to create healthy active living opportunities for children and youth grades 1-8. In partnership with Ophea and the Toronto Catholic District School Board, MLSE has created an online resource tool that brings the spirit of the Leafs, Marlies, Raptors, and Toronto FC to the classroom.

The 60 Minute Kids Club is designed as a school challenge to get children from K - Gr. 6 excited about making the right healthy choices for 60 days using an online tracking mechanism.

The Active Living After School (ALAS) initiative assists after school program administrators in delivering high quality programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living. ALAS is comprised of two main components: a How-to Guide and an ALAS Activity Kit.

The CAASP initiative aims to enhance the delivery of quality after-school programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living and nutrition practices. Here you will find information about active after school programs across the country.

YMCA's across Canada run after school programs focused on the healthy development of children and youth.

The 119 Friendship Centres across Canada provide programming and services to Aboriginal groups including after school programming for children and youth.

Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada run after school programs that encourage healthy active living by helping kids adopt healthy attitudes and behaviours around being active and eating well.

The Quality (Daily) Physical Education Award identifies, recognizes and encourages excellence in school physical education programs.

This course teaches participants how to observe and improve fundamental movement skills. Participants learn to analyze and identify the various stages of development for the fundamental movement skills; apply a six-step process to teaching the fundamental movement skills; and create safe games where children can practise fundamental movement skills.

HIGH FIVE is Canada’s comprehensive quality standard for children’s sport and recreation. Hundreds of organizations, community groups, and programs have chosen to implement the HIGH FIVE standard.

On the Move is a national initiative designed to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead in sport and physical activity. Through education, collaboration and communication, On the Move influences change in the sport and active living, health, education, and social service sectors to increase gender equity.

Supporting kids’ health for more than 30 years, the Heart and Stroke Foundation encourages kids to get active while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. Jump Rope for Heart delivers fun and accessible games with information that encourages healthy eating, daily physical activity and giving back to the community

SchoolCoach.ca Learning Centre offers high quality, engaging and interactive educational courses to school based coaches across Canada. Through any of the nine available courses, coaches can gain valuable insights into every aspect of coaching interscholastic athletes to be the best in their sport and in life.


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