THE ISCA KIDSPORT FUND
Both KidSport Alberta and the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta (ISCA) recognize the importance of doing more to assist Indigenous children into sport. They are committed to doing their part by providing funding for sport registration fees to help break down one of the many barriers of sport participation.
Indigenous families in Alberta that live in areas of the province not covered by a local KidSport chapter now have a specific online application to apply for KidSport funding. A family should check here to ensure they are not covered by a KidSport chapter prior to using this new application form.
If the family is not covered by a local chapter please use this registration form to register for the ISCA KidSport application. This registration is only required once, the family login to the KidSport online application system will then have access to the application for any future applications. If the family lives in an area covered by a local chapter please click on the chapter name in this list to be taken to their website to apply.
Indigenous families who have completed the registration form will login to the KidSport online application system at this link.
If you are NOT living in Oil Country and/or NOT playing hockey, please visit the ISCA KidSport fund page.
What is the Oil Country Hockey Assist Program (HAP)?
The ISCA and KidSport Alberta have partnered up to grow the game of hockey in Indigenous communities in Oil Country (Red Deer County & North).
The KidSport Oil Country Hockey Assist Program (HAP) will pay the FULL cost of registration and provide eligible families with access to no-cost hockey equipment from our partners at Sport Central.
The program is possible thanks to the partnership with the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF), KidSport Alberta & Sport Central. Read the full Press Release.
**Please note that in order to apply for funding, your player(s) must already be registered/registering with a minor hockey association within Oil Country.**
Who is eligible?
If you are living in the following Indigenous communities, apply for HAP through the KidSport ISCA application.
Alexander First Nation
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
Aseniwuche Winewakption Nation
Beaver First Nation
Bigstone Cree Nation
Blood Tribe (Kainai)
Chipewyan Prairie First Nation
Dene Tha' First Nation
Driftpile Cree Nation
Duncan's First Nation
East Prairie Métis Settlement
Enoch Cree Nation
Ermineskin Cree Nation
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
Gift Lake Métis Settlement
Kapawe'no First Nation
Kikino Métis Settlement
Little Red River Cree Nation
Loon River First Nation
Lubicon Lake Band
Louis Bull Tribe
Mikisew Cree First Nation
Montana First Nation
O'Chiese First Nation
Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement
Paul First Nation
Peavine Métis Settlement
Peerless Trout First Nation
Saddle Lake Cree Nation
Samson Cree Nation
Smith's Landing First Nation
Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
Sucker Creek First Nation
Sunchild First Nation
Tallcree First Nation
Whitefish Lake First Nation (Atikameg)
Whitefish Lake First Nation (Goodfish)
Woodland Cree First Nation
This registration is only required once, the family login to the KidSport online application system will then have access to the application for any future applications.
If you are living in the following Indigenous communities, apply for funding through your local KidSport Chapter:
Beaver Lake Cree Nation: KidSport Lac La Biche
Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement: KidSport Lac La Biche
Cold Lake First Nations: KidSport Cold Lake
Elizabeth Métis Settlement: KidSport Cold Lake
Fort McKay First Nation: KidSport Wood Buffalo
Fort McMurray First Nation: KidSport Wood Buffalo
Frog Lake First Nations: KidSport Bonnyville
Heart Lake First Nation: KidSport Lac La Biche
Horse Lake First Nation: KidSport Grande Prairie
Kehewin Cree Nation: KidSport Bonnyville
Sawridge Band: KidSport Slave Lake
Swan River First Nation: KidSport Slave Lake
If you are living in a community that has not been listed above, please scroll down to refer to our chapter list.
How to APPLY
Step 1: Register to play hockey in your community.
Step 2: Register for the ISCA KidSport Application. This registration is only required once.
The family can login to the KidSport online application system to have access to the application for future applications. to receive funding.
Step 3: If you require equipment, KidSport Alberta will connect you with our equipment partner, Sport Central.
Approved applicants within Oil Country will have their full registration fees covered and have access to no-cost equipment from Sport Central.
LIVING WITHIN ONE OF OUR CHAPTERS IN OIL COUNTRY?
Refer to the list below to see if your community is within the boundaries of one of our chapters listed below.
- If no, you can apply through the KidSport ISCA application.
- If yes, you can apply directly through your local KidSport chapter to access the Oil Country Hockey Assist Program.
APPLY THROUGH YOUR LOCAL KIDSPORT CHAPTER