We envision a Canada where all children have the opportunity to participate in sport.
KidSport supports children who need financial assistance with
sport registration fees and equipment costs. We believe that the power of sport participation promotes the development of
children's social, mental and physical well being. Through
increasing access to quality sport programs, KidSport strengthens communities across Canada.
IT STARTS WITH A
…A grant that allows 10-year-old Jaqueline’s family to be able to afford the registration fee for her community’s summer soccer league.
It’s Jaqueline’s first season, but she picks it up fast, encouraged by a passionate coach who believes in her, and a team of new friends who support her. With each practice, she learns that real leadership is more than just telling people what to do.
Her team works hard. Some games they win, and some they lose, but together they experience the value of hard work, dedication and having fun. Jaqueline is staying fit, building up her confidence, and is finding it easier to stay focused on and off the field.
Over the years, soccer becomes Jaqueline’s community, creating friendships and healthy habits that will help her succeed in life.
This is the kind of future that’s shaped by the power of organized sport. The sort of future that’s possible when we overcome the barrier of cost.
The reality is that cost keeps 1 in 3 Canadian kids out of organized sport, especially kids from marginalized or remote communities. That’s where KidSport comes in.
Through a confidential application process, we provide grants of between $250 - $500 to help cover sport registration and equipment costs so that all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport.
KEEPING IT IN
Because the KidSport program starts at a local, Provincial or Territorial chapter, your support directly shapes sport in your community. Each chapter raises funds, accepts applications, and distributes grants to kids in its own community.
Local and Province/Territory chapters located across Canada
Sports are eligible for KidSport grants