Is there financial assistance for children to participate in recreation programs?
The Municipality has two programs that provide financial assistance for children to participate in extra-curricular activities – Kidsport and Jumpstart.
KidSport™ Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. One of our primary goals is to support our network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 177 community KidSport chapters across Canada in their fundraising and sport activities.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids participate in organized sport and recreation. We help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs. They also lend support to unique initiatives aimed at increasing access to sport and recreation programs. Since its launch in 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has given 300,000 kids across Canada the chance to play.
For more information on these programs, please contact the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department at 902-883-3387.