FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Please read information below as changes have been made to the JUMPSTART program.
When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.
Your family meets our financial need requirements, and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.
Some other important points to note as part of the application process:
You will need to know your player's fee amount (found in Registration Information) and have a Notice of Assessment on file to upload.
Applications are reviewed by KidSport within 30 days. Cheques for approved applications are mailed to the sport club directly within two weeks of the review date. You will receive an email confirming your application result. Please note incomplete applications will delay the process by a minimum of four (4) weeks.
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund (Lace’em Up Foundation for Kids)
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund was created in response to the many families experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. The goal of the Fund is to help Canadian youth access hockey and return to the game they love.
The Assist Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association.
Who qualifies for Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
Financial Qualification: The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is open to applicants (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency) who currently meet the LICO (low-income cutoff) as established by Stats Canada.
Registration Fee Qualification: Applicants must be registering a child with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned local hockey association (HA) for the current season.
What is required to apply for the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
When you apply, you will also need to supply proof of Minor Hockey Association Registration or official quote from Minor Hockey Association you plan to register your kids. You will also need to disclose if you’ve applied for other funding.