Of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 94 Calls to Action we’re focused on addressing the health legacy of residential schools and reconciliation through Physical and Health Education and Sport. We aim to build bridges between communities and support Indigenous youth with resources and opportunities by focusing our efforts on:
18. We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to acknowledge that the current state of Aboriginal health in Canada is a direct result of previous Canadian government policies, including residential schools, and to recognize and implement the health-care rights of Aboriginal people as identified in international law, constitutional law, and under the Treaties.
19. We call upon the federal government, in consultation with Aboriginal peoples, to establish measurable goals to identify and close the gaps in health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and to publish annual progress reports and assess longterm trends. Such efforts would focus on indicators such as: infant mortality, maternal health, suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy, birth rates, infant and child health issues, chronic diseases, illness and injury incidence, and the availability of appropriate health services.
87. We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.
88. We call upon all levels of government to take action to ensure long-term Aboriginal athlete development and growth, and continued support for the North American Indigenous Games, including funding to host the games and for provincial and territorial team preparation and travel.
89. We call upon the federal government to amend the Physical Activity and Sport Act to support reconciliation by ensuring that policies to promote physical activity as a fundamental element of health and well-being, reduce barriers to sports participation, increase the pursuit of excellence in sport, and build capacity in the Canadian sport system, are inclusive of Aboriginal peoples.
90. We call upon the federal government to ensure that national sports policies, programs, and initiatives are inclusive of Aboriginal peoples, including, but not limited to, establishing: i. In collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, stable funding for, and access to, community sports programs that reflect the diversecultures and traditional sporting activities of Aboriginal peoples. ii. An elite athlete development program for Aboriginal athletes. iii. Programs for coaches, trainers, and sports officials that are culturally relevant for Aboriginal peoples. iv. Anti-racism awareness and training programs
91. We call upon the officials and host countries of international sporting events such as the Olympics, Pan Am, and Commonwealth games to ensure that Indigenous peoples’ territorial protocols are respected, and local Indigenous communities are engaged in all aspects of planning and participating in such events.
PHE MANITOBA IS A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
The Physical and Health Educators of Manitoba are affiliated with the Manitoba Teacher’s Society as a special area group. PHE Manitoba is an educational and professional organization which is dedicated to serve physical and health education in Manitoba Schools.
Vision Active Kids…Healthy Future
Mission The Physical and Health Educators of Manitoba provides health and physical education teachers with resources, leadership, encouragement and recognition for the delivery of quality programs and practices.
Objectives To promote and advance the teaching of physical and health education in Manitoba schools; To protect the identity and importance of physical and health education in Manitoba schools and react to all matters affecting the image of physical and health education in Manitoba through The Manitoba Teachers’ Society; To foster a closer personal and professional relationship among physical and health education teachers; To further in-service training of teachers of physical and health education at all levels of the school system; To disseminate information about current physical health education developments;
Goals Every school provides a quality daily Physical and Health Education program for every student, every year. Graduates from our schools are indeed “physically and health educated” in that they form a society which is known for its active lifestyle. All physical education programs are taught by qualified physical education specialists. School boards and the provincial government provide the necessary leadership and financial support to the physical and health education, intramural, and interscholastic programs. To promote continued and improved relationships with all affiliated agencies who are associated with physical and health education; To promote quality daily physical education.
Definition of Physical and Health Education: Physical and Health education is a curriculum-based subject; a carefully planned program of instruction that incorporates physical and health activities and learning experiences that are developmentally appropriate and sequential; designed to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that promote an active healthy lifestyle.