Three Opportunities to get involved in Rugby Development

December 01, 2023


Three Opportunities to get involved in Rugby Development

We are excited to share three opportunities for you to join us in making a difference in the future of rugby in Ontario! The Youth Development Committee, Minor Rugby Working Group, and Build Belonging Legacy Committee will support our continued commitment to creating a more cohesive, supportive and progressive sporting environment that is responsive to the needs of all members. The introduction of these groups will support four of our strategic pillars: Support the Club Community, Build Belonging, Invest in the Future, and Advance our Rugby Culture.

More specifically the Youth Development Committee will be a committee of youth for youth with members under the age of 30 working to develop and support opportunities to improve recruitment and retention of youth (ages 13-29) and foster the development of skills and opportunities related to non-player roles.

The Minor Rugby Working Group will assist Rugby Ontario operations staff in fulfilling their responsibilities relating to the growth and development of Minor Rugby in Ontario in line with the Rugby Ontario Strategic Plan and Long-Term Development in Sport. Members will review and analyze feedback from stakeholders and support the planning of the Minor Rugby season and related initiatives.

Finally, the Build Belonging Legacy Committee will provide counsel and recommendations related to the development and review of provincial policies, practices, and programs from a lens of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) to help foster an environment of belonging and safety for all past, present, and future members of Rugby Ontario across all roles. This committee will use the recent Build Belonging Project as a foundation to begin their work, but prospective members do not need to have been involved in that project in any way to be considered.

Applicants from within and outside of the rugby community are equally encouraged to express their interest in all three of these groups.

Follow the links to find out more about each group and express your interest in joining. Forms will close at 9am December 11th so don’t wait!

Youth Development Expression of Interest:

Youth Development Committee ToR

BB Legacy Expression of Interest:

Build Belonging Legacy Committee TOR

Minor Rugby Working Group Statement of Work

Minor Rugby Expression of Interest:


Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to lead, support and promote Rugby for All from communities to clubs to province. This mission signals a movement toward creating a more cohesive, supportive and progressive sporting environment that is responsive to the needs of all members.

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Jocelyn Poirier

Rugby Development Manager


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