Ophea Healthy Schools Certification

Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification (HS Certification) is based on the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process in alignment with the Ministry of Education’s Foundations for a Healthy School resource. This process guides a school community through the planning and implementation of a range of activities for a selected priority health topic. The process is annual, repeating each school year, and flexible for all communities across Ontario to sustain year-over-year. Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification recognizes and celebrates school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff and the broader community.


Goals of Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

  • Support and increase the capacity of schools across Ontario to address a priority health topic through the effective implementation of the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process.
  • Celebrate and formally recognize an individual school’s achievements relating to Healthy Schools.


Havergal is leading the way for its peers by becoming the first independent school to receive the designation. Click here to learn more.