KIDSPORT™ MISSION IS:
KidSport™ is a non-profit, charitable organization that has been licensed to operate a Community Chapter as part of the national and provincial KIDSPORT™ program. Our Goal is to ensure that all kids in need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. We believe that participation through sport provides a life-long opportunity for self expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and increases self confidence for kids.
KIDSPORT™ OBJECTIVES ARE:
Social and economic obstacles can prevent some young people from participating in organized sport. KidSport™ was established to help overcome these obstacles. We believe that the primary goal of any children’s sport program is for each child to have the opportunity to be able to participate in a safe and fun environment, to learn the sport of their choice and to benefit from their participation and the positive experience of sport.
If you are needing financial assistance, please click the button below for the Funding Guidelines and Application form.
WHO WE FUND:
Who we fund is simple: kids. Kids who want to get active. Kids who want to learn a new sport or activity. Kids who want to keep up with a sport or activity they already enjoy. But these kids just need a little extra financial help to get their name on the roster.
Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.
JUMPSTART FUNDING CRITERIA:
How do we determine if a family requires our help? Families must meet financial need criteria in order to qualify for Jumpstart funding. Jumpstart recommends following Revenue Canada’s Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs) which are based on a family’s size, the size of their community and the total family unit income (before tax).
For example, a family of four living in Toronto with a total family unit income (before tax) of less than $43,942 would meet Jumpstart’s requirements for funding support. If the income is above the limits indicated then, regretfully, Jumpstart will not be able to approve the funding request.
To see if your family meets the financial need criteria to qualify for Jumpstart funding, here’s how to determine where your total family unit income (before tax) falls within the LICO table:
- Find the size of your family unit down the left-hand side.
- Find your community size across the top.
- Where the column and row meet is the LICO for the family unit size in the community.
A kid’s life can be enriched through physical activity but that doesn’t mean it comes without a cost. And sometimes families need a little help to get their kids involved. For thousands of Canadian families, Jumpstart is the help they need to get into the game.