Diversity & Equity

Sport & Recreation's Diversity & Equity team is a group of undergraduate and graduate students from across campus who plan, motivate and implement positive student-led initiatives that promote diversity, equity, inclusivity and physical/mental health. The team develops and implements events and projects related to sport and physical activity through student-staff partnerships.


Drop-in Trans-Positive Swim - every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

An inclusive swim time for trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary and two-spirit students and members. Anyone willing to participate in creating a positive space for trans folx is welcome.


Diversity and Equity Conference - November 17, 2018 - The 519 Community Centre

A big thank you to those who participated and contributed to the 2018 conference. Please check out the video above for conference highlights! 

Organized in partnership with The 519 Church St Community Centre, and the Toronto SAD Collective. The 2018 Diversity & Equity Conference was a huge success!  The conference incorporated workshops, lectures, light physical activity, and interactive panels to educate and engage students in an intellectual and meaningful way around topics of diversity and equity. Topics at this year's conference included: Indigeneity, Gender Identity and Expression, Anti-racism and Intersectionality. 


Black Excellence Ball & Vogue Dance Workshop - February 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Athletic Centre

This event will celebrate Blackness and the indispensable contributions to pop culture of the LGBTQ2+ Black urban ballroom scene. This event will feature a basics of vogue dance workshop, and encourages an electrifying extravaganza of pageantry and glamour as students compete (just for fun) on the runway.

Check back for more info coming soon! 

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Equity Ideas Fund

The Diversity & Equity team also oversees the Equity Ideas Fund. Student groups can apply for up to $500 in funding for diversity and equity initiatives.
Members of the Diversity & Equity team have the opportunity to prepare and review proposals, which are then considered within the scope and parameters of the Faculty’s equity fund approval process. 

The application period for the Equity Ideas Fund for the 2018-19 school year is OPEN! 

The following forms are the application, and the rubric we use to evaluate and award projects funding for your reference. We have also included the follow up report all awarded groups will need to hand in, in order to receive reimbursement for the agreed upon funding total. 

For questions, more information about the fund, or to submit your forms, please e-mail equityideasfund.kpe@utoronto.ca




Please note, all applications are due February 1st, 2019 (applications must be submitted 65-90 days before the event/initiative - see forms for details).


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Questions? Contact diversityandequity.kpe@utoronto.ca