Junior Blues Policies

Supervision Requirements for Children
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children at all times. Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times. Some facilities have specific supervision requirements; please ask if you have any questions. Unaccompanied minors (17 and under) are not permitted to enter or use the facilities unless formally registered in a program.

Supervision of Children in Change Rooms
Children five and under may use any change room under adult supervision. Children six and over must use gender specific change rooms or privacy change rooms. All children under 12 must be supervised by adults in change rooms.

Accessing Facilities - Green Facility Passes
Classes are held at the Athletic Centre, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and Varsity Centre. All participants must enter with a GREEN facility access pass. Please ensure that you leave enough time prior to the start of class to pick up your pass on the first day. Remember that if you leave the premise for any reason and wish to re-enter you will need to show your green facility access pass.

If you have forgotten or lost your pass please ask for a replacement at the main office for Athletic Centre programs or at the Varsity Pavilion for Varsity Centre programs. There is a $5 charge for the third replacement card in a term. Please remember your card!

For the safety and security of all our members and participants, we enforce a “no card, no entry” policy.

Informed Consent
Remember, only the parent or guardian of the child can complete the informed consent and register them for programs.

Access to Registration
If you require assistance registering due to a disability please contact us in advance at junior.blues@utoronto.ca.

Refund Policy/Withdrawals 
Refunds are available for most Junior Blues programs and must be received WITHIN two business days after the first class. Refunds can be requested in person,  by phone (please see building office hours pg 3) or by email at sportandrec@utoronto.ca by 11:59 p.m. Please remember to include your name, your child’s name, and the program from which you are requesting to withdraw. Participants will be refunded the full amount less a cancellation fee of 10%.

Deadline to Request a Refund

Day when the class was scheduled Deadline to request a refund
Monday Wednesday, 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday Thursday, 11:59 p.m.
Wednesday Friday, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday Monday, 11:59 p.m.
Friday Monday, 11:59 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday Tuesday, 11:59 p.m.

Refunds for clinics and certifications must be requested four days prior to the start date or the full fee will be charged. Refunds are credited to the same credit or debit account used for payment. Cash refunds over $20 are made by cheque. Cheque refunds require 4-6 weeks for processing and will be mailed to the address on file. 

Refunds for Medical Reasons
Participants withdrawing for medical reasons will receive a full refund for the remainder of the program. A medical note is required. Notes must be received within two weeks of the date of illness.

Transfers
Participants may transfer to another class or time anytime before the second scheduled class. Transfers must be officially completed by main office staff and can only be completed if there is space in the program to which you wish to be transferred. Participants may transfer to any Junior Blues or Camp U of T program for which registration is open.

Tax receipts for eligible programs in the 2018 tax year will be sent by email in February 2019. For more information on these tax credits and what programs are eligible please check our listing of eligible Junior Blues programs. 

Age guidelines for Junior Blues programs are based on a child’s developmental stage, the facility in which the program is held and individual program goals. Your child’s safety and enjoyment are important to us. We ask that all parents and guardians adhere to age guidelines.

Children Under 3 Years Old
Programs for children under three are family programs and require an adult to attend and fully participate. One adult per child is required.

Children 3 & 4 Years Old
All children participating in classes for three and four year-olds must be the minimum age specified in the class description by the first day of class.

Children 5+ Years Old
All children participating in classes for those five and over must be the minimum age specified in the class description by the last day of class.

If you would like to enroll your older child in a program that is set for younger children, please contact junior.blues@utoronto.ca.

Your Safety: Inherent Risks
All participants are expected to recognize and accept the risks inherent in their activity. Part of the risk involved in undertaking any activity or program is relative to the participant’s own state of health (physical, mental or emotional) and the awareness, care and skill with which the participant conducts himself or herself in that activity or program. The specific risks vary from one activity to another. All participation in programs and services is voluntary and each participant knowingly assumes all risks associated with his or her own participation.

IN CASE OF PERSONAL INJURY OR ACCIDENT, CONTACT A STAFF PERSON IMMEDIATELY.

For life threatening circumstances contact 911 directly.

The yellow call phones/code blue phones located throughout the facilities will link you directly with U of T police and should be used in the event of threats to personal safety and criminal acts.

Public access AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) are available at both the Athletic Centre and Varsity Centre in the event of an emergency.

Notice to Participants
Each person entering these areas for the purpose of participating in any athletics program must be a registered participant or an authorized guest. The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education has the authority to revoke or suspend rights and privileges when offending behaviour is exhibited. Offending behaviour includes but is not limited to: disorderly conduct, disruptive behaviour, persistent disregard of facility rules and regulations, default in payment of program fees.

A Teaching Health Centre
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is a teaching health centre. Health research and academic instruction are conducted alongside our co-curricular programs. Many Junior Blues instructors and staff are also students, putting into practice the theories they learn in the classroom via our academic and co-curricular programs. Junior Blues participants may be asked to participate in our physical education and health research on a voluntary basis. We ask all participants to be respectful of the learning environment.

Privacy Notice
The University of Toronto respects your privacy. Personal information that you provide to the University is collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act, 1971. It is collected for the purpose of administering registration, programs, university-related student and member activities, safety, financial operations, and reporting to governance for statistical purposes. At all times it will be protected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions, please refer to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or contact the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at 416-946-7303, McMurrich Building, room 104, 12 Queen’s Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8.