Try Day

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 13, 2019 - THE TRY DAY PROGRAM HAS NOW REACHED ITS FULL COMPLEMENT OF SCHOOLS FOR 2019-20. THANK YOU TO THE SCHOOLS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING!

The Ontario Ministry of Education is again providing grants of up to $700 per school for the 2019-20 school year for schools to enhance their athletic/activity programs with an OFSAA Try Day program.

SCHOOLS APPLYING FOR THE TRY DAY GRANT SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS A DEFINITE COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE THE TRY DAY PROGRAM, AND SUBMIT THE REQUIRED REPORTING MATERIALS BY THE DEADLINES.

 WHAT schools are eligible??

  • 125 publicly-funded secondary schools
  • Schools must meet the minimum requirement of participants and student leaders
  • Only schools committed to completing the program should apply!
  • CRITERIA for approval for funding and reimbursement??
  • Must introduce a new sport or physical activity to their current physical education program  
  • Must make activity available to students in multiple grade levels 
  • Must include the leadership component - minimum of six(6) student leaders in the planning and implementation of the Try Day event 
  • Must include a minimum of sixty (60) participants (30 in schools with a student population under 500) in the Try Day program  
  • Must complete the Try Day program by April 30, 2020 

 HOW to apply??

  • Submit your application ONLINE. This is the only method.

 SELECTION of Recipients and Process??

  • Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, provided that the request fits the parameters of the program.
  • First-time applicants, small, rural schools, and schools conducting cricket, wheelchair basketball and sustainable activities, will receive priority.
  • Funding acceptance sent by email within 3 weeks if all criteria are in place.
  • Reporting package to be emailed upon acceptance.
  • Posters to be distributed by mail as soon as they are available.
  • To receive reimbursement, schools must meet all requirements, complete online reporting forms, and student evaluations, and email receipts, photos, and media articles no later than May 15, 2020.

 The BENEFITS??

  • Enhance and strengthen your physical activity and athletic programs by introducing new or non-traditional activities to your curricular, co-curricular or school club programs
  • Introduce sustainable activities that benefit both present and future students
  • Provide an opportunity for student leadership
  • Encourage regular daily activity as well as lifelong active participation

 Fill out and Submit the Registration Form ON-LINE now

**If you do not receive a reply within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please contact me directly. 

Diana Ranken, ‘Try Day’ Program Coordinator ([email protected])

 

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