Take Action in Secondary Schools
Ophea (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting school communities through advocacy, quality programs and services, and partnership building. Ophea is led by the vision that all children will value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to active, healthy living.
Ophea's Take Action initiative offers a school based approach to address the use and abuse of alcohol, cannabis, tobacco and other drugs as they relate to chronic disease prevention and to overall health. These resources provide a foundation for youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Supported by the comprehensive school health approach, the Take Action initiative supports classroom-based instruction and provides tips and tools to address the development of social supports, social services and a healthy physical environment for Ontario's youth. These resources build upon and enhance the information and content provided through the core Health and Physical Education Curriculum Implementation Support Documents.
Take Action is an initiative of the Ophea's Curriculum and School-Based Health Resource Centre.
1 Concorde Gate, Suite 608
Toronto, ON M3C 3N6
Toll Free: 1-888-446-7432
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness by applying the latest in scientific advances through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, the Addiction Research Foundation, the Donwood Institute and Queen Street Mental Health Centre.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a contributing partner to the Take Action initiative. CAMH provides expertise and guidance to ensure that Take Action is consistent with current practices and relevant research related to substance use and abuse and mental health.
CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
For more information on CAMH resources, visit www.camh.net