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COVID-19 Support

Staying Healthy and Active at Home

CIRA Ontario understands the difficult time we are in as educators, parents and students. In order to assist the onerous task of staying active at home CIRA Ontario has prepared a series of video links and games to be used by anyone, anywhere.

Watch CIRA Ontario President Chris Wilson on CHCH Morning Live 


Tim Bolen is kicking off a new week with some new ideas for you to entertain the kids. He got ideas for outside games and activities with CIRA Ontario.


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Intramurals are a great way to get everyone involved. They provide an opportunity for everyone of all abilities to play, develop skills, have fun and form friendships. 


Leadership in sport and recreation involves guidance, direction, control, management and supervision.


Lunch and break times provide an ideal opportunity for safe, structured and fun activities to engage all children and help meet recommended guidelines for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Active playgrounds result in a reduction in break time incidents and accidents as well as a reduction in senior management time spent dealing with accidents and behaviour problems.


Daily physical activity is a critical component of making sure that publicly funded schools in Ontario are healthy places to learn. Studies have shown that when the physical health and well-being of students is supported, their academic achievement improves as well.


Physical literacy encompasses the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that establishes purposeful physical pursuits as an integral part of their lifestyle.


Recreational dance refers to any form of dance that is done primarily for its social, educational or health benefits. According to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute, dance is among the 12 favourite recreational activities for Canadians of all ages.



An intention or policy of participating in sports and intramurals for all individuals alongside and together without any kind of exclusion.


Healthy and safe participation includes the use protective equipment, supervision, water and sun safety, slips, trips and falls, age appropriateness, communicable diseases and illnesses, hydration, weather and risk assessment.

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