Funding Student-Led Diversity & Equity Initiatives Since 2021
The EDIB team at Sport & Rec oversees the Equity Ideas Fund. Student groups can apply for up to $500 in funding for initiatives related to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and physical activity, which are then considered within the scope and parameters of the Faculty’s Equity Ideas Fund approval process.
About the Equity Ideas Fund
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) strives to create and maintain a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all students and members in all our facilities – one that is aligned with University policies, guidelines and statements on equity, diversity and excellence. To this end, the Faculty has made a systemic commitment to equity through a variety of targeted strategies and initiatives.
The U of T Sport & Rec EDIB Team, was formed by the Faculty to provide an opportunity for student leaders to collaborate and receive mentoring from staff for various equity initiatives, in support of the Faculty’s goals of diversity and equity within physical activity/health. The EDIB Team welcomes the opportunity for students from all three campuses to initiate, develop and propose an initiative in the form of an event and/or project, which meets and advances the Faculty’s equity goals and aspirations. Proposed initiatives must be related to diversity and equity, as well as physical and/or mental health and wellness. The proposal will be reviewed, and if approved, funding up to $500 can be secured through the Equity Ideas Fund.
A maximum of $500 will be allocated per program or event. Each student organization may recieve funding from the Equity Ideas Fund for a maximum of one event or program per academic year. Original receipts/invoices will be required for reimbursement/payment. Please note that we are unable to provide funds that will be used to purchase gift cards.