Sport Participation Financial Assistance Organizations in Canada (by Adam Goodwin)

Sport Participation Financial Assistance Organizations in Canada

by Adam Goodwin | 2015 | Last Updated: June 4, 2015

Background

In 2014, CIBC (a bank in Canada), and KidSport Canada released a report that highlighted how the new relationship would help increase sport participation for youth that were in families that could not afford the registration and/or equipment fees associated with participating in sport (click here for the report). This highlighted some of the partnerships that existed between various sectors involving sport organizations.

This blog post attempts to highlight some of the organizations (private, public, or non-profit) that attempt to increase sport participation in Canada. Many likely recognize the name KidSport. However, this dynamic and living blog post will attempt to list many more programs.

KidSport Canada

  • Type: Non-profit
  • Website: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca
  • Target: Children up to the age of 18
  • Assistance: For registration fees and equipment costs
  • Major partners: CIBC

JumpStart

  • Type: Charity arm of a private corporation
  • Website: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/
  • Target: Children up to the age of 18
  • Assistance: For registration, equipment, and transportation costs
  • Major partners: Canadian Tire

Canada’s Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

  • Type: Public (Federal Government of Canada)
  • Website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness/
  • Target: Families with children
  • Assistance: Tax credit for approved programs
  • Notes: Recently increased to $1000/year/child

Individual Organizations

Be sure to check with the individual organization, charity, school, or club that is managing the program. Some may offer special grants. These may be listed on its website or by contacting the organization through email.

Your Call to Action

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Further Reading
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian who has lived and worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, who is currently attending one of the world’s best sport management programs at the University of Windsor.  He is a proud introvert and silent leader.  He has traveled to 50 major global cities around the world, and has worked with universities, non-profits, consulting firms, and sport organizations.  He has family and friends around the world.  Follow his travels, work, projects, and thoughts on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog (click on the bottom right-hand corner to sign up for weekly email notifications).
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