KIDSPORT (For BC Residents)
Established by Sport BC in 1993, KidSport™ is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children aged 6 – 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice. Grants of up to $200 (depending on the community) are to be used for the payment of sport participation / registration fees.
More Information: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/apply-for-assistance/
CANADIAN TIRE JUMP START
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program focuses on helping individual children become involved in organized sports and recreational activities to help them develop a healthier lifestyle in their younger years. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a charitable program that helps kids in financial need aged 4 to 18 participate in organized sport and recreation activities. Canadian Tire Jumpstart accepts applications from eligible families Jan 15 to Nov 1 each year. Proof of financial assistance will be required.
As of November 30th, 2018, you will no longer be able to create any new submissions into the Jumpstart Online Community Centre and parent/guardians will not be able to create new applications through the Jumpstart website. You do have the ability to edit, submit or view child submissions (that were previously started and are currently in draft) until 5:00pm EST on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at which point the JOCC will close for the year and your access will be removed.
Please advise families to visit the Jumpstart website on January 14th, 2019, as chapter budgets and access will be restored by this date. If you have any further questions, please follow up with your Jumpstart Regional Manager.
More information: 1-877-616-6600 or https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/apply.html
CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT (For Canadian Residents)
The Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible fitness expenses paid by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity. The children’s fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid.
AUTISM FUNDING ELIGIBILITY (For BC Residents)
Parents are encouraged to access other avenues of funding, listed above, prior to using Autism Funding.
If your child (6-18 years old and resides in BC) has been diagnosed with ASD and you have an Autism Funding Agreement, funding may be available through the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Autism Funding: Ages 6-18 Program. Please contact the Autism Funding Unit for pre-approval. Approval is granted on an individual basis.
WULF TROTTER MEMORIAL FUND FOR ASSP STUDENTS
BC ADAPTIVE SPORTS CHILDREN’S EQUIPMENT FUND (under 19)
One of the recognized barriers to participation in snowsports is the cost of snow sport equipment, especially specialized, adaptive equipment. Thanks to a generous grant from the CKNW Kids Fund, BC Adaptive Snowsports is able to offer a 2019 Child & Youth Equipment Grant Program. Available to BC Adaptive Snowsports member under the age of 19 with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. The program’s goal is to increase the number of participants who can ski and snowboard by providing financial assistance to help with the cost of purchasing equipment to participate in snow sports.