DPA Every Day

DPA Every Day is a free resource designed to support the implementation of Daily Physical Activity (DPA) to enhance student well-being and achievement. This resource encourages healthy, active living and inspires students, parents/guardians/caregivers, and staff to prioritize getting active every day.

DPA Every Day provides an opportunity to engage in conversations about the benefits of being active throughout the school day in Grades 1-8.

DPA Every Day includes: 

  • Downloadable poster: A visual representation of the health benefits that arise from DPA - 20 minutes of movement every day, any which way, during instructional time.
  • Video for students/parents/guardians/caregivers: Showcases a day in the life of an Ontario elementary school student as they discover the benefits of DPA as it relates to their life and the lives around them.
  • Video for educators/administrators: Demonstrates an educator sharing their experience with DPA within their classroom and showcases the benefits of DPA to students, as well as staff.
  • Discussion guide: Ideas and tips to help start the conversation with students, educators, parents/guardians/caregivers, and community leaders.

This resource supports the Ministry of Education’s recently revised DPA policy (PPM 138) which supports 20 minutes of DPA during instructional time, contributing to the goal of getting children and youth active for 60 minutes every day.