Women's Programming

women's programming

What is Women’s Programming?

The Women’s Programs, offered by the Department of Athletics & Recreation, aims to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere to our UTSC community. This space welcomes all self-identifying cisgender and trans women. Please note: the Women’s Only programs and hours are delivered and supervised by women-identifying staff.


What does privacy look like in these spaces?

We understand that many women face barriers when accessing programs related to physical activity, and we strive to ensure their safety and comfort in our programs and facilities.

  • Women’s Drop-In Fitness Hours take place in the section to the far right of the lower-level Fitness Centre, where the curtain is pulled to provide privacy.
  • Women’s Drop-In Swim and Aquatics Programs take place in the Training Pool where the doors are closed, and blinds are drawn to provide privacy.
  • Women’s instructional classes take place in the studios and other program spaces, and we make every effort to ensure privacy.

Why offer Women’s Programming?

While women currently constitute over half of U of T’s student body, they continue to be under-represented in most forms of physical activity. Women’s Programming aims to optimize participation, reduce barriers to being active, and foster inclusivity across culture, religion and ability level. 

Women’s Programs are targeted needs-based initiatives designed to ensure equitable participation in physical activity. The programs are aligned with UTSC’s guidelines and strategic plans regarding Inspiring Inclusive Excellence.

If you do not identify as a woman, we kindly ask participants to respect this space and please come back at a different time.

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions about the Women’s Only Programming, please feel free to contact a member of our team:
Monica Khoshaien, Equity Engagement Coordinator, Athletics & Recreation at monica.khoshaien@utoronto.ca
Ramona Seupersad, Senior Program Ambassador - ramona.seupersad@utoronto.ca