New Toolkit for Coaches and Athletes!
This comprehensive Toolkit contains information, tools, and resources relevant for both educators and students.
We hope you find the information in this Toolkit helpful and we encourage you to join us in becoming agents of change in our schools and communities.
Huddle Up and Make The Call, utilizes the power of student-led initiatives and athlete testimonials to address gender-based violence in secondary schools in the Greater Toronto Area. By promoting and supporting equitable, healthy relationships and safe environments for all students, Huddle Up and Make The Call will empower and inspire students to engage their peers and communities in ending all forms of violence against women and girls. This initiative is proudly brought to you by the Toronto Argonauts and White Ribbon, in partnership with Status of Women Canada.
The Huddle Up and Make The Call program looks to engage students in a number of different ways. The following is an overview of what the program will look like in your school:
- Committee selection: Members of the student body are chosen to lead the programs initiatives and lead the conversation in your school.
- Assembly: The kickoff event for the program at your school. Committee members play critical roles in the production and implementation of the assemblies.
- Post-assembly events: Committees are encouraged to continue the conversations started at the assembly in the schools and communities through a variety of post-assembly events.
- Year-end symposium: All committees from all schools involved in the Huddle Up and Make The Call program will meet at an off-school site to learn from one another, share successes, showcase their creative initiatives, plans for next year and more. Participants may receive awards and will receive certificates for their efforts with the initiative.
- Community opportunities: Committees are encouraged to connect with community members and organizations to share their initiatives and successes. Committees will have the opportunity to attend an Argos game as well as actively promote their school-wide initiatives at the game.