We believe that Rugby is a tool for social good. We take a strengths-based approach to developing skills on and off the pitch. Each child and youth that registers as a TIRF player has the opportunity to develop physically, through participation in rugby and also academically through TIRF’s scholastic and career-specific programming.

In order to be eligible for the TIRF program, you must be between 6-19 years of age and be able to show ONE of the following:

  • attend a TIRF High School
  • reside in one of Toronto’s neighborhood improvement areas
  • demonstrate financial need (determined by a case-by-case basis)


Additionally, all participants (age 12 and above) must be fully vaccinated to participate in programming, as per the Rugby Ontario COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy. View the policy here.


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Agincourt CI

Albert Campbell CI

Archbishop Romero CSS

Bendale BTI

Birchmount Park CI

Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton

Blessed Cardinal Newman CSS

Blessed Mother Teresa

Blessed Pope John Paul II

Bloor CI

Cedarbrae CI

Central Commerce

Central Etobicoke

Central Technical School

Chaminade CS

CW Jefferys CI

Danforth CI

Dante Alighieri Academy

David & Mary Thomson CI

Don Mills CI

Downsview SS

Dr. Norman Bethune

Eastdale CI

East York CI

Emery CI

Father Henry Carr CSS

Francis Libermann CSS

Frank Oke SS

George Harvey CI

George S. Henry Academy

George Vanier

Harbord CI

James Cardinal McGuigan CSS

Jarvis CI

Jean Vanier CSS

John Polanyi CI

Kipling CI

L’Amoreaux CI

Lakeshore CI

Lester B. Pearson CI

Loretto College School (girls)

Madonna CSS

Maplewood High School

Marc Garneau CI

Martingrove CI

Mary Ward CSS

Monarch Park CI

Monsignor Percy Johnson CSS

Native Learning Centre

Native Learning Centre East

Neil Mc Neil CI

Nelson A. Boylen CI

Newtonbrook SS

North Albion CI

Northview Heights SS

Notre Dame

Oakwood CI


RH King

Riverdale CI

Runnymede CI

SATEC (WA Porter)

Scarlett Heights

Senator O’Connor CSS

Sir John A. MacDonald CI

Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI

Sir William Osler High School

South East Year Round Alternative Centre

St. Basil the Great

St. John Henry Newman Catholic School

St. Joseph’s College School

St. Joseph’s Morrow Park

St. Mary’s

St. Patrick’s CSS

Stephen Leacock CI

Thistletown CI

Victoria Park CI

West Hill CI

West Humber CI

Westview Centennial SS

Weston CI

William Lyon Mackenzie CI

Western Technical-Commercial School

Wexford CI

Winston Churchill CI

Woburn CI

York Humber High School

York Memorial CI


TIRF is committed to eliminating financial barriers to play. Eligible players can have their yearly club membership fees subsidized by TIRF. Your $40 TIRF membership covers your player registration with Rugby Canada; insurance; and levies.

This bursary program allows U18 players to try out for Provincial Rugby 7s and Rugby 15s teams. Bursaries are also provided to qualifying players to play at a provincial level.

An enhanced training and leadership development that supports a pathway to competitive play.

Specific player development training and workshops hosted by national and international rugby players and alumni through out the season.

TIRF offers NCCP/World Rugby Coach Certification and training for members.

U16 & U18 players can join the TIRF Rugby7s Team to participate in provincial and international tournaments.

TIRF provides an environment that fosters learning. TIRF has supported college and university students achieve their requirements for graduation. In addition, TIRF provides a six to eight week summer employment opportunity for student athletes to facilitate and execute TIRF’s city-wide Community Rugby Program.

TIRF provides complimentary tickets for members to experience world-class rugby at test matches in the city.