You’re invited to team up with the Toronto Blue Jays team charity to launch an award-winning inclusion-focused extracurricular program across schools in your district!

Jays Care Foundation is looking for teammates as we build a roster of dedicated educators across Canada who are committed to making a meaningful impact in their students' lives. We’ve heard from educators that they have been seeing increased numbers of students facing barriers during this pandemic and are seeking ways to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their classrooms. Today, we would like to extend the exclusive invitation to schools across your district to become a Jays Care Affiliate School and launch an award-winning Blue Jays extracurricular program. 

Interested in joining our roster? Here’s how easy it is to get started:

Step 1) Educators apply to be a Jays Care Affiliate School here

Step 2) Join us for a virtual training session to learn how to make the program a success

Step 3) Find at least 10 students interested in participating in introductory softball/baseball programming and who fit into our priority groups:

  • Self-identified girls

  • Children and youth living with disabilities

  • Indigenous children and youth

  • Children and youth living at or below the poverty line (new this year!)

Step 4) Commit to at least 2 hours of extracurricular programming per week for a minimum of 8 weeks

When a school becomes a Jays Care Affiliate School, educators and students become a part of our Blue Jays community and we help you celebrate your students like big leaguers! Here’s what Jays Care Foundation will provide at zero cost:

  • Blue Jays t-shirts and hats for all athletes

  • Specialized Blue Jays equipment kit

  • Best-in-class program manual and educator resources

  • Blue Jays certificates for every participant

  • Exclusive Blue Jays opportunities to celebrate students, if eligible

Educators require NO previous baseball or softball experience to run our extracurricular programs, as we provide everything you need to bring meaningful sport-for-development opportunities to the youth in your school district.

To learn more about the extracurricular programs on offer, and to apply to become a Jays Care Affiliate School visit: