PHE Canada's Mission...Physical and Health Education Canada advocates for and advances quality physical education and quality health education programs offered in Health Promoting Schools to enable students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to lead physically active and healthy lives, now and in their future.
PHE Canada's Programming...The four pillars:
- Quality Daily Physical Education (QDPE)
PHE Canada believes that quality daily physical education in schools is essential to the healthy development of Canadian children and youth. All children need and deserve quality, daily physical education – it is an essential part of childhood development, and an opportunity that can access virtually every child in Canada.
- Health Promoting Schools (HPS)
Health Promoting Schools (HPS) is a comprehensive approach to school health that includes a quality health curriculum, as well as programs, activities and interventions that ensure a healthy school environment. HPS involves participation and collaboration from the whole school community, including students, parents, school staff and community partners, and focuses on the health issues that are specific to the needs and concerns of each school community.
- Quality School Intramural Recreation (QSIR)
Intramurals are fun, inclusive and provide something for everyone! Quality School Intramural Recreation (QSIR) is designed to get children and youth excited about participating in physical activity! QSIR programs and initiatives help to enhance intramural and recreation programs in schools by providing resources and leadership skill development for students and teachers to lead intramural and recreation programs. Through QSIR, we hope to see active intramural programs in all schools and post-secondary institutions. Quality school intramural programs are a fun and effective way to increase daily physical activity opportunities for children and youth!
- Dance Education
Movement and rhythm, as expressed through dance, have long been the heart and soul of all cultures. A quality physical education program is not a balanced program unless elements of dance are included as integral parts of the curriculum. Because quality educational dance is a forum for collaboration between teachers and students through all learning domains, it is a site for deep learning for everyone. Teaching dance can be potentially rewarding yet challenging. When students fill space with movement creations that they have developed, their sweat, smiles, and pride convey a job well done!