We know the financial difficulties some families encounter when enrolling their children in sports. To help those in need, we have compiled a list of organizations offering financial aid. These organizations are dedicated to ensuring that every child can participate in such activities, promoting self-assurance, social abilities, and a healthy lifestyle.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
- Jumpstart is a fantastic program that assists low-income families in enrolling their children in local sports programs. By alleviating the financial burden of enrollment fees, Jumpstart opens doors for children to explore their passions and build cherished memories. To learn more about Jumpstart visit, or apply, please visit their website.
Grindstone Award Foundation Grant: Empowering Female Athletes
- The Grindstone Award Foundation Grant is a remarkable opportunity for young female athletes to pursue their sports aspirations. This grant aims to remove financial barriers by providing financial aid to girls and women in hockey, ensuring they have access to coaching, training, and equipment necessary for their growth and success in the sport. By supporting female athletes, the Grindstone Award Foundation Grant fosters gender equality in hockey and encourages the next generation of talented players to thrive on and off the ice. Don't miss this chance to empower young women in their athletic journey with this impactful grant. For more information on how to apply or learn more, visit here.
Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund
- If your child dreams of playing hockey, the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund can be of great help. This program is designed to support Canadian youth who face financial challenges, ensuring they can access hockey and pursue their love for the game.The Assist Fund provides registration fee subsidies of up to $500 per player to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association. To learn more about the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund and its application process, please visit their here.
Kidsport: Removing Barriers to Sports
- Kidsport is a grassroots Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children and youth under 18 years old. They aim to remove financial barriers that prevent kids from participating in organized sports. To learn more, please visit here.
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Contact the Respective Organizations for More Information
We want to emphasize that the programs mentioned above are offered by third-party organizations, and not directly by us. If you are interested in applying for financial assistance or have any questions, please reach out to the respective organizations directly. In case your family is facing an immediate need and requires assistance with deferred payment options, we encourage you to connect with the CGHA Treasurer. They will be happy to discuss possible arrangements to help ease any financial burden.Together, let's empower our children to explore their passions and embrace the numerous benefits that hockey and active programs have to offer!