July 1, 2017 by  
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Try Day

Plan NOW for Try Day 2017-18!!

 The Ontario Ministry of Education has again provided a grant of up to $700 per school for the 2017-18 year for schools to enhance their athletic/activity programs with an OFSAA Try Day program.

 WHAT schools are eligible??

  • 140 publicly-funded secondary schools
  • Schools must meet the minimum requirement of participants and student leaders
  • Only schools committed to completing the program should apply!!
  • Priority will be given to new applicants to the Try Day program and to those schools conducting sustainable activities

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 15, 2018 

 HOW to apply??

  • Applications and criteria can be found on the OFSAA website (Programs/Try Day/Registration Form)
  • Submit your application ONLINE.

 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 will receive priority.
  • Funding acceptance sent by email if all criteria are in place
  • Reporting package emailed within 2 weeks of your acceptance.
  • Posters distributed by mail.
  • 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 1, 2018.


  • 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. 

Diana Ranken, ‘Try Day’ Program Coordinator (

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