OCSTA Supports Ontario Healthy Schools Conference

Over 400 students, including 114 students from Ontario, attended the 2014 Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition’s National Healthy Schools Conference in London, April 9-10, 2014. “We are pleased that OCSTA has…

By Sharon McMillan

Apr 11, 2014

Over 400 students, including 114 students from Ontario, attended the 2014 Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition’s National Healthy Schools Conference in London, April 9-10, 2014.

“We are pleased that OCSTA has supported this event. The support of our sponsors is being used to offset the cost for local students from London District Catholic School Board and Thames Valley District School Board to attend. Students at this year’s Conference were very excited to be there. We had attendees from across Canada (including the Northwest Territories) and we even had a number of people attending from the U.S.,” explained National Co-Chair, London DCSB Trustee, Linda Steel.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Coming Together: Supporting the Whole Child” following is sampling of some of the session topics explored this year:

  • “How does Mental health Fit in the Health and Physical Education Curriculum”
  • “Youth Engagement: Promote Tobacco Free Schools
  • “The Role of Equity in Health:  Well-being for the Whole Child”
  • “Fitness Integrated Intentional Teaching”
  • “Active Tools for Schools (ATS)”
  • “Partnerships: The Key to Successful School Travel Planning”
  • “Beyond EQAO – Broadening Measures of Success in Our Schools”
  • “Supporting Parents and Schools Through Technology: Using Webinars and an Online Community of Practice”

For more information about the Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition visit http://ontariohealthyschools.com

 

 

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