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Fast and Female Announces New Advisory Committee, Chair and Recruitment

Fast and Female was created in 2005 to tackle the inequalities and systemic barriers for girls and women in sport; however, we are also aware of how these inequalities reach far beyond sport culture and how they affect racialized and marginalized populations more than others.

We recognize that Fast and Female’s values of Inclusion and Social Change cannot be fully realized until we address these injustices and oppression and make meaningful change.

As part of our commitment (read our statement on anti-racism)  and response to this critical call to action Fast and Female has created an Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee (ARRC) to inform and guide programming practices, staff and volunteer education, and key areas of operations, partnerships, and fundraising with regard to anti-racism and respect. Learn more about our ARRC by clicking here.


In October 2020, the Board of Directors appointed Debbie King Chair of the ARRC.  Debbie is a Toronto-based mother, community leader, fitness coach, and multi-sport athlete representing Canada in masters track and field. Since joining Fast & Female in 2018, she has participated in live and virtual events as a R.E.A.L. Role Model, Champ Chat emcee and GYGT keynote speaker.

Debbie is a passionate advocate and experienced organizer who co-founded and chairs the QVPS Black Student Success Committee in Toronto, and works actively to promote representation and racial equity in educational and active spaces. As Chair of the ARRC, Debbie will lead the committee’s effort to imbed an anti-racism lens in all aspects of Fast and Female operations so that girls and women who have historically been underserved will be represented, engaged and inspired to reap the many benefits of sport participation, thus contributing to a healthier fabric of equality and leadership among Canadian women. Learn more about Debbie by reading her full bio here.

Committee Roles & Responsibilities

We are recruiting committee members for the roles of Vice-Chair (1), Secretary (1), R.E.A.L. Role Model Representative (1-2 east/west), General Members (5-7).

The committee as a whole will reflect the desired experience, values and skill sets in conjunction with meaningful and intersectional representation from racialized and marginalized communities.

View an overview of Roles & Responsibilities

Prerequisite Values:

  • Inclusion
  • Equity
  • Empowerment
  • Social change
  • Courage
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Community
  • Physical and mental well-being
  • Fun
  • Be you, be real

ARRC Committee Member Term: 

  • A one-year term with renewal opportunities for up to two subsequent terms.

ARRC Committee Meeting Schedule:

  • Bi-weekly virtual meetings from January – February 2020. Monthly frequency anticipated thereafter.


  • Nov 30, 11:59 pm EST: Expressions of interest due 
  • Dec 4: Applicants shortlisted by the recruitment team based on the evaluation matrix
  • Dec 7 – 11: Virtual interviews with shortlisted applicants 
  • Dec 14: Offers emailed to selected applicants
  • Dec 21: Virtual introduction meeting 

Thank you for your interest. Our applications are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact