TD Team-Assistance Grant Opportunity!

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FIRST Robotics Canada is proud to welcome TD as a 2016-17 event and team sponsor! TD is thrilled to offer six (6) $2,500 grants to support teams in Ontario that make a demonstrable effort to encourage and demonstrate the participation and engagement of female members of your team in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

FIRST Robotics Canada (FRC) Ontario teams can apply for the grants from TD by submitting a video that incorporates one or both of the following themes:

1) Tell us how FIRST Robotics has positively impacted one (or more) female member(s), mentor and/or alumnus of your team.

2) Tell us how a $2,500 grant from TD would benefit the female members on your team.

A committee comprised of the FIRST’s Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council and TD representatives will be in charge of selecting the grant recipients based on how well the video content meets the criteria outlined below. Six (6) teams will be chosen to receive the grants.


Entrants must be a registered FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team in Ontario at the time of submission.


  1. Video length is a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes
  2. Video content must incorporate one or both of the two themes listed above
  3. Video submission rules must be followed (as outlined below)
  4. A one-page outline about your team must be sent as an attachment, along with your video submission link to Please use this template provided for the outline.
  5. Judges will base their decisions on content (your story), creativity, and the outcome – the ability of the team to demonstrate the how they’ve made an impact by encouraging the participation and engagement of their female teammates in STEM.

Remember! No need to be a video pro to enter. It’s your story that counts!

Submission Period:

November 7 – November 30, 2016 (deadline is 11:59 pm ET on November 30th, 2016)

Video Submission Rules

Videos must be uploaded to YouTube with sharing set as UNLISTED. Please email the UNLISTED link to

Judging Period:

December 1 – 14, 2016

Winners’ Announcement:

December 16, 2016

Teams chosen to receive grants will be contacted by a FIRST Robotics Canada staff member via the team coach or mentor. The winning team videos will be posted on the FIRST Robotics Canada and TD Facebook pages.