The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Health and Physical Education

Curriculum Documents by Grade

Curriculum Documents

The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2019

This document replaces The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Health and Physical Education, Interim Edition, re-issued in 2018. Beginning in September 2019, all health and physical education programs for Grades 1 to 8 will be based on the expectations outlined in this document.

Exemption policy

The government has issued a Policy/Program Memorandum that requires school boards to develop a policy/procedure allowing parents to exempt their child from instruction of the human development and sexual health education component of the elementary Health and Physical Education curriculum. Currently, not all school boards across Ontario have policies in place to address the exemption of children from sexual health education. School board policies/procedures must be in place by November 30, 2019.

Online resources to support conversations at home

The ministry will release online resources for parents who may want to introduce topics at home whenever their child is ready. These resources will be available in the 2019–20 school year. More information will be provided in the future.

Resource Documents Specific to this Subject


Information for parents about the Grades 1-8 Health and Physical Education curriculum

Daily Physical Activity in School

Parent Resources in Additional Languages


English · عربي‎ · 繁體中文 · 简体中文 · فارسى · 한국어 · Polski · ਪੰਜਾਬੀ · Soomaali · اردو