OTTAWA, ON - Physical and Health Education Canada released a report that details the results of a public opinion survey of Canadians and parents on issues of physical education, health education, and physical activity. The findings paints a picture of broad-based support for greater investment in physical and health education.
The survey was conducted between June 25th and 28th by Ipsos Reid. According to the findings, two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadian parents believe more time devoted to physical education would lead to improvements in math, science, and reading/writing. A slightly larger percentage (67 per cent) believe that students should receive 150 minutes or more of physical education per week. This is equivalent to 30 minutes of physical education each day. Read more.