Give The Gift Of Sport

KidSport is Calling all Canadians to Give the Gift of Sport this Holiday Season!

ABOUT

KidSport Alberta

KidSport Alberta provides grants to help cover the registration costs so all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport. Together with our network of nearly 40 local chapters, we remove barriers So ALL Kids Can Play!

 

If you want to apply for a KidSport grant or learn more about the program details, start by finding the chapter that covers your community.

Don't see a chapter for your community?

Grants for families living outside of chapter boundaries are through the KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund.

PROVINCIAL IMPACT

“KidSport has given my daughters opportunities I couldn’t give them, and taught them real life skills I couldn’t teach them; confidence in public, friendship, teamwork and good sportsmanship.” - Parent

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Granted to kids in Alberta last year.

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Kids helped off the sidelines in Alberta last year.

By supporting KidSport Alberta, we all win. When kids have access to sport they improve in school, become stronger leaders, create safer communities, ignite inclusivity and fuel healthy habits for life.

IMPACT REPORTS

Read our latest annual reports and financial statements.

OUR Team

KidSport Alberta is made possible thanks to passionate volunteers and our incredible partners. Together, we’re making it so no kid in Alberta is left watching from the sidelines.

Kelly Oehlerking
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly has been a lifelong sport enthusiast and believes that every child should have the same opportunity that she had to play sport growing up. As she grew into adulthood, she realized what a privilege it was growing up being able to play any sport she wanted. It is her view that sport shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be something every kid is able to participate in no matter their background. She believes that sport plays a key role in every child’s development and teaches kids the skills they need to thrive in their daily lives. She first became connected with the KidSport Calgary chapter while completing her Marketing degree at the University of Calgary. In 2019, her true passion for KidSport was ignited as she began her role as the Community Outreach Coordinator at KidSport Calgary where she assisted with third-party events, applications, marketing, and more. She was proud to help launch a KidSport chapter in her hometown of Lacombe, Alberta in 2020 as a board member to see kids enter the sport community that helped raise her. In 2022, Kelly joined KidSport Alberta as the Development & Communications Manager before stepping into the role of Interim Executive Director. Her goal is to build on the incredible work KidSport Alberta has done, develop more partnerships to help our program succeed, and assist kids across the province play the sport of their choice.

Aman Gill
Financial Manager

Coming soon...

MacKenzie Ebel
HAP Program Manager

MacKenzie joins the KidSport team as a Program Manager for the Hockey Assist Program. MacKenzie spent 4 years as a student athlete at Princeton University playing for the women's hockey team. In Alberta, she is well connected to the hockey community and has a passion for the game and appreciation for what it has done for her life. 

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Nick Davies
Development & Communications Manager

Nick has a lifelong connection to sport and believes all kids should have the opportunity to participate. He is a strong supporter of KidSport's approach to helping more kids into grassroots, community-led programming. Nick supports KidSport Alberta's nearly 40 chapters and 300+ volunteers, while leading marketing & fund development initiatives provincially and nationally. Nick has a deep rooted connection to kids with a near 20-year background in youth coaching.

Canadian sport helpline

The Canadian Sport Helpline is a national toll-free helpline offering assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination in sport.

Offered in partnership by the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) and the Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport (CCMHS), this anonymous, confidential, independent service allows people to share and validate their concerns, obtain guidance on required next steps, and get referrals to other resources for follow up.

A CCMHS team of practitioners with expertise in counselling, psychology and sport act as helpline operators.

Access the helpline toll free from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time), seven days a week by telephone, text, live chat or email in both official languages.