Diversity & Equity

​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

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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

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Vogue Dance Class - Start date TBD

Wednesdays from 7:00p.m - 8:00p.m
Location: Goldring Fitness Studio


Tell your story through the legendary movement of vogueing. In this all levels dance class, choreographed and led by Snoopy, you will learn and practice the 5 elements of vogue dance - catwalk, duck walk, hand performance, floor performance, and spins and dips! Come and speak the language of VOGUE - 10s! 10s! 10s! Across the board! This class is led by Toronto's own Legendary Snoopy Xlusive Lanvin. 


Classes are free for U of T students! Registration is required to attend. 


Register for online vogue classes 

Trans-Positive Swim 

Thursdays from 2:00p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Athletic Centre Varsity 50m 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.

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Move with Pride: Queers on Ice! 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 from 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. 
Varsity Arena (entrance through Varsity Pavilion on Devonshire ave.) 


A skating event open to all allies and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.


Register for queers on ice

Move with Pride: Vogue Dance Workshop 


Friday September 24, 2021 from 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m
Zoom (link to be distributed to registrants the morning of the event) 


An online vogue dance workshop for both beginners and experienced dancers! 



Register for vogue dance workshop

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

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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. 


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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