Raise the Bar Intramural Program | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Raise the Bar Intramural Program

    Topic: 
    Physical Activity
    Youth Engagement
    Physical Literacy
    Grades: 
    K - 12

    Ophea’s Raise the Bar Intramural Program consists of everything you and your students need to help plan and run quality, inclusive, and sustainable intramurals.

    The program is based on the belief that all participation is equal and that quality intramurals are student-focused, inclusive, fun, and include diverse activities that maximize physical activity participation for all students. 

    The Raise the Bar Intramural Program is free-of-charge and guides you through an easy-to-follow 4-step process to keep you on track, monitor your success, and provides you the opportunity to be recognized as an Ophea Intramural Participant School. Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2021. 

    This program provides support to educators who are new to running intramurals, those who are currently running intramurals and are interested in new and different tools and strategies, and/or those who are looking to increase student leadership opportunities within their school. Strategies on how to create a safe and inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging are provided in order to help your students develop their social skills, co-operation, teamwork, leadership, physical literacy, and overall well-being.

    Within the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education more information regarding COVID-19 Considerations for Intramural Activities is also available. While the Raise the Bar Intramural Program was developed in a pre-covid context, the content can be adapted, as necessary, to ensure compliance with current public health recommendations on COVID-19 as well as school board policies and procedures.

    Ophea's Raise the Bar Intramural Program was developed with funding from the Government of Ontario.

    Development Partners:

    Canadian Women & Sport (formerly Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity)
    Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
    CIRA-Ontario
    Students Commission of Canada