Diversity & Equity


Programming to resume Starting Week of January 31, 2022

​About Sport & Recreation's Diversity & Equity team

We are 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. 

Upcoming Events & News

Banner for Diversity & Equity Conference, which reads: Register now for the 4th annual diversity & equity virtual conference, February 7-11, 2022


Presented in partnership with Hart House, Inclusive Communities Canada, and the BIPOC Varsity Association


4th Annual Diversity & Equity in Wellness and Physical Activity Conference (Feb 7-11, 2022)

The Sport & Recreation EDIB Team and our partners are delighted to present the 4th annual Diversity & Equity in Wellness and Physical Activity Conference, February 7 – 11, 2022!

Join us for a host of wonderful sessions that make space in wellness and physical activity, presented in partnership with Inclusive Communities Canada, the Well Being Collective @ Hart House, and the BIPOC Varsity Association.

Register for these great virtual sessions below (click below for more information and to register; all zoom links will be sent to registrants by 12pm on the day of each session):

We’ve got an incredible lineup of speakers and facilitators to guide participants through engaging discussions and movement practices – don’t miss it!

See you there!

Mark your Calendars and Join Us! News & Announcements

Across the University of Toronto, over 3,500 students participate in the Work Study Program. The Work Study Program offers on-campus positions that provide students with an opportunity to gain practical work experience. Through the Work Study Program, students develop their knowledge, strengthen their skills and explore how their academic studies translate to career possibilities.

U of T students can go to clnx.utoronto.ca and use the Job ID's below to apply! 

LGBTQ2S+ Outreach & Initiatives Student Leader - Job ID: 183268 

Equity Outreach, Partnerships and Social Media Student Leader - Job ID: 183270 

Equity Conference, and Events Support Student Leader - Job ID: 183274 

Equity Initiatives and Partnerships Student Leader - Job ID: 184022 

If you have any questions or would like to learn about volunteer opportunities please contact diversityandequity.kpe@utoronto.ca


About our Events, Workshops & Programs

Swimmer relaxes in pool

Trans-Positive Swim 

Thursdays from 6:00p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Location: Benson 25yd Pool


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.


Classes are free for U of T students & Sport & Rec members!


Registration is required to secure your swim time slot.


Click here to register!

Check our our Past Event Videos & Highlights!

See video highlights from our past yearly events such as the 2018 and 2019 Diversity & Equity Conferences, and the 2019 and 2020 Black Excellence Kiki Balls at our NEW YouTube Page. 


Funding Student-Led Diversity & Equity Initiatives Since 2021

graphic with text: apply to the equity ideas fund and make equity happen

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, which are then considered within the scope and parameters of the Faculty’s Equity Ideas Fund approval process. 

Apply here for the 2021/22 school year!  Any questions can be directed to equityideasfund.kpe@utoronto.ca

The rubric used to evaluate and award project funding is available for reference, along with the follow up report all awarded groups must hand in to receive reimbursement for the agreed upon funding total. 

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

Equity Ideas Fund - Report 


Please note, all applications must be submitted 30-90 days before the event/initiative. 


Contact Us

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Questions? Contact diversityandequity.kpe@utoronto.ca