The review process is as follows:
Submissions due to Ophea no later than October 31 of the current school year.
Request is accepted or denied and the requestor is notified.
Research and development of new page occurs.
New/revised pages are released for the following school year.
The following Values/Guiding Principles should be reflected in the development and implementation of all activities associated with the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards.
Physical Activity Focus. The promotion and encouragement of physical activity and active living for children and youth (in a safe, risk-managed environment) must be central to all decisions made regarding the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education.
Risk Management Processes. The Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education are a risk management document. Any updates/rewrites to the standards need to follow the process of risk management, which involves five steps:
identification of exposures to injury;
examination of the feasibility of alternate practices;
selection of the best risk management practices;
implementation of the selected practice; and
monitoring results and making improvements where necessary.
School Boards are Unique. Implementation, updates to, and any rewrites of the standards must take into account the unique needs of different School Boards, allowing localization.
Consideration of Intramural Clubs and Activities and Interschool Athletics. It is important that the intramural clubs and activities and interschool athletics components be treated as an integral part of the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education and continue to be supported.
Rationale for adding the activity
Identify the activity which most resembles the requested activity (if applicable):
- None - Archery Badminton Basketball Benchball Blanket Toss Bocce Ball Bordenball Bowling Broomball Building Bodies Cheerleading (Acrobatic) Cheerleading (Spirit/Dance) Climbing (Aerial Parks) Climbing (Ascending Lines) Climbing (Bouldering/Traverse Climbing Wall) Climbing (Challenge Course - Low Elements) Climbing (Challenge Course/Towers - High Elements) Climbing (Climbing Wall and Related Activities) Climbing (General Procedures) Climbing (Outdoor Rock Climbing) Climbing (Zipline/Tyrolean Traverse/Equivalent) Combatives (Martial Arts) Cooperative Games Crab Soccer Cricket Cross Country Running Curling Cycling Daily Physical Activity Dancing/Rythmic Activities Diving Dodgeball Dragon Boating Endball Fencing Fitness Activities Floorball Food and Water Activities Football (Flag/Touch) Football (Tackle) Gaelic Football Goalball Golf Gymnastics (Above Ground Trampoline) Gymnastics (Bars, Rings, Beam, Floor, Vaults) Gymnastics (Bench and Chair Activities) Gymnastics (Box Horse/Utility Box) Gymnastics (Climber) Gymnastics (Climbing Ropes) Gymnastics (General Procedures) Gymnastics (In Ground Trampoline) Gymnastics (Mat Work) Gymnastics (Mini-Trampoline) Gymnastics (Pyramid Building) Gymnastics (Vaulting Boards) Handball Hockey (Ball/Cosom) Hockey (Field) Hockey (Floor) Hockey (Ice) Hockey (Inline) Horseback Riding Inuit Games Jai Alai Lead-Up Games Kabaddi Kinball Kindergarten/Primary (Movement Activities) Kindergarten/Primary (Playground Structures) Kindergarten/Primary (Wheeled Activities) Lacrosse (Box/Field) Lacrosse (Field) Lacrosse (Inter [Soft]) Lawn Bowling Mixed Martial Arts Mountain Biking Olympic Weightlifting Orienteering Outdoor Education (Backpacking/hiking) Outdoor Education (Backpacking/Hiking - Backcountry) Outdoor Education (Backpacking/Hiking - Local) Outdoor Education (Camping) Outdoor Education (Camping - Backcountry) Outdoor Education (Camping - Local) Outdoor Education (Canoe Tripping) Outdoor Education (Canoeing) Outdoor Education (Canoeing Moving Water) Outdoor Education (Flat Water Kayaking) Outdoor Education (General Procedures) Outdoor Education (Paddle Rafting) Outdoor Education (Swimming) Outdoor Education - White Water Activities Outdoor Education (Winter Camping) Paddle Tennis Paddleball Parachute Pickleball Pilates Raquetball Relay and Tag Games Ringette (Gym) Ringette (Ice) Roller (Inline) Hockey Rowing Rugby (Flag/Touch) Rugby (Tackle) Sailing Scoop Ball Scooter Boards Scuba Diving Self Defense Sepak Takraw Skateboarding Skating (Ice) Skating (Inline) Skating (Quad Roller) Skating (Speed Skating) Skiing (Alpine) Skiing (Cross Country) Skipping Snorkeling Snowblading Snowboarding Snowshoeing Snow tubing Soccer Soccer Baseball Softball (Fast Pitch) Softball (Lob Ball/Slo Pitch/Three Pitch) Softball (T-Ball) Speed Badminton Spikeball Squash Swimming Synchronized Swimming Table Tennis Targets (Human) Targets (Other Target Games/Activities) Tchoukball Team Handball Tennis Tetherball Tobogganing/Sledding Track and Field (Discus) Track and Field (High Jump) Track and Field (Hurdles) Track and Field (Javelin) Track and Field (Modifed Javelin Activities) Track and Field - Pole Vault Track and Field (Shot Put) Track and Field - Steeplechase Track and Field (Track Events) Track and Field (Triple Jump/Long Jump) Track and Field (Turbo Javelin/Turbojav) Triathlon Tug of War Ultimate Disc Volleyball Volleyball (Beach) Water Polo Weight Training Weightlifting/Olympic Weightlifting Wind Surfing (Board Sailing) Wrestling Yoga
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Select all that apply and provide the safety guidelines to include along with the rational and relevant research: