There are alternative sources of funding available to help your children register for community sports groups. For more information check out the following links:
Canadian Tire Jump Start -community based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreational activities Call 1-877-616-6600 to apply
JUST4KICS – intended for children between the ages of 5 – 18 who reside in Canada.
Kidsport – helps kids to participate in organized sport, funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment
Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario– one-time financial subsidy to each participant towards minor hockey registration fees for a hockey season children aged 7 – 11 years old
National Child Benefit Subsidy -offer subsidies for children’s registration fees for recreational activities for families residing in Grey Bruce County and earning less than $40,000
NHLPA – Goals & Dreams – providing equipment to programs and organizations that help children and families get involved with hockey
The creators of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program believe that every kid should have a chance to become involved in an extracurricular activity without lack of money being a factor in the failure of their hopes and dreams. The Jump Start Program permits kids 4-18 to choose a sport or recreational activity they are interested in and have the cost of their equipment, registration and transportation supported. You can sign up to donate or apply for a child to be assisted on the Jump Start Website. Applications for assistance must be submitted by June 1 for spring/summer programs.
Grey County is a true winter wonderland! There are many ways for people to enjoy winter in the area.