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About Us

Physical & Health Education Canada is a national advocate for issues related to physical activity, physical education and health education that influence the healthy development of Canadian children and youth.

We have been Canada’s premier professional organization for physical and health educators since its inception as the Canadian Physical Education Association (CPEA) in 1933. In 1948, it became the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (CAHPER), and then the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 1994. The 75th year of service to the profession saw the Association evolve to become Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada).

Our members are predominantly educators working in the school system, the administrators who support them and the university professors engaged in pre-service teacher training and in research in physical and health education.

We strive to achieve our vision by supporting schools in becoming “Health Promoting Schools”, that include the provision of Quality Daily Physical Education and Quality School Health. We support schools through a range of programs, resources and initiatives.

PHE Canada's Vision

"...All children and youth in Canada living healthy, physically active lives."

You can learn more about PHE Canada by visiting