It’s Time: PHE Canada and Canadian Olympic School Program Launch PHE Time Videos
The Canadian Olympic School Program, in collaboration with PHE Canada, is thrilled to announce the launch of the PHE Time Videos. Featuring physical and health educators and Canadian Olympic athletes, the PHE Time Videos offer a series of virtual instructional videos to engage your students in physical education, healthy eating, and emotional well-being educational activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the ‘WHERE’ and ‘HOW’ physical and health education is taught – especially with the emergence of online, at-home learning – leaving teachers (and parents/caregivers) to rethink how to engage students and provide quality learning experiences. However, the ‘WHY’ and ‘HOW’ to be healthy and active has never been more important.
The PHE Time Videos have been created by physical and health educators and are designed to support both your synchronous and asynchronous educational programming – offering skill development activities that follow current health protocols, visual aids and demonstrations, and one on one instruction from physical and health educators and Canadian Olympic athletes. See how the PHE Time Videos can support your physical and health education programming!
9 PHE Time Videos are currently available. Additional videos will be regularly released over the course of the school year. Find out more and see all the videos at www.phecanada.ca/phetimevideos.
YouToi2.0 Virtual Edition: Last Day to Apply
YouToi2.0 Virtual Edition is designed to support you, one of Canada’s Olympic athletes, through your transition to life after sport. Whether you retired five years ago or have just moved away from sport, YouToi2.0‘s Virtual Edition will help you understand and move forward in your transition.
Our virtual workshop is 3-days, starting on November 24- 26 ( 6-8pm ET each day), followed by 6 months of monthly check-in calls, and is designed to help you to: become more self-aware, develop a better understanding of your core values, motivators, and preferences, to learn about transition, and to equip you with strategies to help you to move forward. The follow-up group calls are designed to support you as you apply what you’ve learned to your life.
Team Canada Champion Chats
October 28th was the third and final live chat of the year. If you weren’t able to tune in, you can watch the session here. TCCC is an exciting nation-wide program hosted by the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Classroom Champions that empowers millions of Canadian K-8 students to embrace and take on challenges, prioritize mental health, achieve goals, and ultimately become a champion in their home, community, and school.
Canada’s high-performance athletes invited to participate in Mental Health in HP Sport Study
In response to increased awareness of the importance of athlete mental health, the Canadian sport system is beginning to build mental health promotion and protection into policy and practice. However, research on the mental health of Canadian HP athletes across the Olympic/Paralympic quadrennium is scarce. Canadian-specific research is necessary to make informed decisions and develop appropriate educational programs and resources to optimize athlete well-being.
Researchers from the University of Ottawa and Ryerson University are collaborating on the Mental Health in HP Sport Study to better understand the interaction between mental health, mental performance, sport culture, and athletic performance over two years of an Olympic/Paralympic quadrennium. All senior and Next Gen athletes identified on the NSO podium pathway and/or receiving AAP funding are invited to participate. Athletes who complete the online survey will be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
IOC Young Leaders: Six-Week Learning Program
The IOC Young Leaders program, launched in 2016, empowers talents to leverage the power of sport to make a positive difference in their communities. With the support of seed-funding from the IOC and a network of mentors, these inspiring young people have delivered over 100 initiatives reaching over 30,000 individual participants. Launching in November 2020, the newly designed program will see 25 incredible change makers imagine, design and realize their own sustainable sport-based social business. Over the four years, each participant will receive expert guidance on a myriad of topics from human-centered design to impact measurement to user testing, as well as seed-funding and peer-to-peer learning opportunities.
WOA General Assembly
WOA’s first-ever online General Assembly successfully concluded on Thursday 22 October with participation from 108 countries around the world. 96 NOA’s and more than 180 Olympians reflected on WOA’s progress, re-elected Joël Bouzou OLY as WOA President and heard from IOC President and WOA Honorary President, Thomas Bach OLY. You can view the full WOA Executive Committee election results here.