2020 PHE National Conference


* Please note that the workshop descriptions below are displayed in the language used in the workshop. More workshops to be added. Workshops subject to change. For pre-conference workshops, please visit this page.




Assessment in PE: Practices That Motivate, Engage, and Place Students at the Centre of Their Learning

Presenter: Josh Ogilvie (High School PHE Teacher and Department Head, Burnaby School District, BC)


Getting Active with Assessment

Presenters: Joe Crossland (President of the NBPES and Physical Education & Health Lead, Anglophone West School District, NB), Ross Calder (Executive of the NBPES and Physical Education & Health Lead, Anglophone West School District, NB)


How Did You Get That Mark? Assessment Strategies for Learning Within the Strand of Movement Competencies

Presenter: Debra Kapp (Curriculum Writer for the Thames Valley District School Board, the Ministry of Education, and Brock University, ON)




Sexual Health Education Made Easy

Presenter: Renee Gregerson (Certified Sexual Health Educator, Surrey School District, BC)


Masterchef Junior: Food Literacy for Kids

Presenters: Melissa Corrente(PHE Teacher, Nipissing University in partnership with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, ON), Kendra Patrick (Public Health Dietician, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit)


Mental Health Literacy in the Early Grades: Learning Experiences and Resources for Elementary School-Aged Children

Presenters: Natalie Bakody (Curriculum Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, NS)


Fourth R Health Education

Presenter: Toni Wilson (Learning Coordinator for Safe Schools, Thames Valley District School Board; Master Trainer, the Fourth R)


A Holistic Approach to Wellness With PHE Canada’s At My Best Program

Presenters: Tricia Zakaria (Director, Programs and Education at PHE Canada, ON), Kelsey Fahie ( Coordinator, Programs and Resource at PHE Canada, ON)




Nurturing Play and Nature in School's Teaching and Learning!

Presenter: Catherine Lesage (Holistic Movement Facilitator and Educator at Littlefeet Yoga, PE/Yoga/Outdoor Ed. teacher and facilitator, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School, QC), David McFall (Principal, Pierre Elliott Trudeau School, QC)


The COMPASS System: Shaping the Direction of Youth Health

Presenters: Karen Patte (Assistant Professor of Child Health, Brock University; Mental Health lead of the COMPASS Study, ON), Alle Butler (PhD student at the University of Waterloo, Project Manager of the COMAPSS system, ON)


Bolstering Recess Environments – What is Loose Parts Play Anyway?

Presenters: Adrian Xavier (School Health Facilitator, Ever Active School, AB)




Girls - Inspire, Motivate, Move: A Pilot Project

Presenter: Alexandra Inglis (PHE Teacher and After-School Program Coordinator at School District #73, Sessional Instructor at Thompson Rivers University, BC)


"Just name it!": Anti-Racism, 2SLGBTQQIA Issues and Culturally Affirming Pedagogies for PHE

Presenters: Joannie Halas (Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, MB); Sopear Chhin (Teacher, Maples Collegiate Institute, MB)


"But I Don't Want To Take Phys.Ed 2.0!!" Promoting Inclusion for Females, Males, and Transgender Students

Presenter: Allison Gamble (Dance Educator, TVDSB; Head of Dance/Drama, South Collegiate Institute, ON)


Working Towards Inclusion in Physical Education

Presenter: Tom Fahie (Director for Youth Development, Special Olympics Nova Scotia, NS)


Keys to Keeping Girls Active – Exploring the Value of Social Connection

Presenters: Stephanie Talsma (Program Director, Canadian Women & Sport, ON); Terri Temelini (Program Manager, Canadian Women & Sport, ON)


Any Game, Any Brain

Presenters: Chris Wilson (President of CIRA Ontario and OIRA Ontario, Course Director at Ontario Education Leadership Centre, PE Educator, ON); Mikaela Wilson




Movement Fundamentals: Moving with a Purpose

Presenters: Krisjon Vargas (Certified Athletic Therapist at The Movement Lab, ON), Jade Egonia (Doctor of Chiropractic at The Movement Lab, ON), Adnaan Esmailjee (Strength & Conditioning Coach at The Movement Lab, ON)




Improving Mental Health Rates Through Outdoor Learning

Presenter: Amanda Kornaga (Principal, Churchbridge Public School; Executive Board Member, SPEA, SK)


Introducing String Orienteering: An Ideal Alternative Environment Activity for the Early Years

Presenters: Dr. Nathan Hall (Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Winnipeg, MB), Dr. Brent Bradford (Associate Professor at Concordia University of Edmonton, AB), Josh Castillo Toledo, Stuart Fleury




Supporting Meaningful Experiences in Dance

Presenter: Tim Fletcher  ( Associate Professor, Brock University, ON), Stephanie Ben i( PhD student, Brock University, ON), Doug Gleddie (Associate Professor, University of Alberta, AB), Jodi Harding-Kuriger (Grad Research Assistant, University of Alberta, AB)


Share Your Dance!

Presenter: National Ballet School (presenter TBD)




Physically Active Lessons: The Nova Scotia Active Smarter Kids Pilot Project

Presenter: Britt Vegsund (Project Lead, Nova Scotia Active Smarter Kids Pilot, NS)




Empowered Play: Using Character Strengths and Social/Emotional Support to Spark Joy in Your Students

Presenter: Farrah Zweig  (Co-Founder/Director of Programming at Student Fitness Experts, Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist, USA)


Explore Cardio-Drumming & Collaborative Team-Building Activities with DrumFIT

Presenters: Alanna Schieck and Melissa Turcotte (DrumFIT)


Games Games Games

Presenter: Tim Taggart (Senior Director, Palos Sports, USA)

High Intensity Physical Literacy Interval Training (HIP-LIT)

Presenter: Ted Temertzoglou (Vice President of Teacher/Student Success, Thompson Educational Publishing, ON)


How to Facilitate Risky Play In Your PE Program

Presenter: David Chorney (Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, AB)


Teaching Fundamental and Sport-Specific Skills Through Educational Gymnastics: A Physical Literacy Pathway

Presenters: Kelly Thompson (Instructor at Human Kinetics Department, St Francis Xavier University, NS), Doug Hillis (Assistant Professor at University of Saskatchewan, SK)


10 Provinces 10 Favourite Activities from the PHE Canada Council of Provinces and Territories

Presenter: Justin Oliver (President, TAPHE, NS), John Cameron (President, APEQ, QC), Lara Paterson (President, OASPHE, ON), Darla Armstrong (President, PHE Manitoba, MB), Joe Crossland (Co-President, NBPES, NB), Jen Buettner (President, SPEA)


Using a Games-Centred Approach to Move, Think and Learn

Presenters: Ben Mumme (Lead, Programs & Resources, PHE Canada), Ryan Fahey (Lead, Special Projects & Campaigns, PHE Canada)


Indigenous Games and Wellness

Presenter: Norbert Mercredi (Physical Education & Health Program Facilitator, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, MB)


The Benefits of Mental Imagery Training on the Physical Literacy Journey

Presenter: Reg Leidl (Board Member, Saskatchewan Physical Education Association, SK)


Enseigner la responsabilité par l’activité physique : Introduction au modèle TPSR

Presenters: Sylvie Beaudoin (Professeure agrégée à l’Université de Sherbrooke, QC), William Lemieux (Étudiant, Faculté des Sciences de l'Activité, l'Université de Sherbrooke, QC)


Sabakiball - A High Pace, Non-Contact Invasion Sport

Presenters: Mae Cameron (Athletic Director, Sugarloaf Senior High School), Lindsay Tucker, Jennifer Durette


Refresh Your PE - K to Grade 3

Presenter: Lynn Dawson (PE teacher, Henry Hudson Elementary, BC)


National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)

Presenter: Duncan Crawford (Head Coach, National Paralympic Archery Team at Archery Canada, PEI)


Discover Discgolf

Presenters: Dennis Mackenzie (Founder, Brave and Broken; Canadian Armed Forces, PE); Meaghan Wilkie (Mentor, Holland College, PEI)


Quality Physical Education as a Catalyst for Healthy (and Successful) School Systems

Presenters: Steve McGinley (Full Time Lecturer, University of British Columbia, BC), Alexandra Inglis (PHE Teacher and After-School Program Coordinator at School District #73, Sessional Instructor at Thompson Rivers University, BC)


Resistance Training for Teens

Presenters: Rob Dickson (Personal Trainer, Certified Exercise Physiologist, Canfitpro Pro Trainer, PEI)


Running and Jumping and Leaping Through Active Games with Innovative Equipment

Presenter: John Byl (Educational Consultant, Gopher Sport)


Ignisfatuus Session  

Presenter: Nick Forsberg (Professor, University of Regina)




Student Leadership = School Citizenship

Presenter: Kimberly Gilhespy (PHE Teacher, WRDSB - Clemens Mill Public School; Course Director, Ontario Educational Leadership Centre, ON)


Introduction to BOKS Program and Live Training

Presenter: Chris Tremblay (Atlantic Canada Regional Coordinator, BOKS Canada), Kim St-Pierre (Manager of Business Development, BOKS Canada)


An Olympic Adventure in the Classroom!

Presenter: Lisa Muzzo (Canadian Olympic Committee, QC)


Utilizing Yoga for Workplace Well-being for Students & Staff

Presenter: Erika Killam (Owner, 3eYoga, PEI)