Girls and Women in Sports Day

Girls and Women in Sports

 What is Girls and Women in Sports Day?

The Centre for Student Engagement, in partnership with the Department of Recreation, Athletics & Wellness and Girl Guides of Canada developed Girls and Women in Sports (GWS) Day to highlight the importance of equal representation of women in sports. The event brings together over 80 girls ages 8 to18 years to the UTM campus for an afternoon of activities that engage, inspire and empower young girls to be active participants and leaders in the game!

Girls and Women in Sports Day ensures that there is a part to play for everyone, both on and off the field! Featuring various sport drill stations, exciting activities and conversations with UTM's female varsity athletes, young girls explore the value of women in the game.

This event encourages young girls pursuing post-secondary education to see sports as an integral part of the academic experience, teaching principles of courage, respect, equity and leadership.

This event is in partnership with the Girl Guides of Canada (GGC).

Project Details

  • Girls and Women in Sports Day is on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Participants will receive a notation on their Co-Curricular Record upon successful completion. 
  • This volunteer opportunity will expand your skills in Project Management, Personal Health and Wellness, Fostering Inclusivity and Equity and Reflective Thinking!
  • UTM Volunteers will receive light refreshments, lunch and entrance in the CSE raffle!

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record!

How Do I Sign Up?

There are a few steps before you can officially volunteer for Access Initiatives. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer With Us page.
  2. Email martin.kengo@utoronto.ca to express your interest in volunteering for Girls and Women in Sports Day.
  3. Attend the required training session(s) which will be communicated to you once you have signed up.

Inquiries

For all questions and feedback regarding Girls and Women in Sports Day, please contact:

Martin Kengo
Community Engagement Coordinator, Access and Outreach

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