Sports and physical activity are essential for the development of children. They offer opportunities for physical, mental, and social growth and help children build confidence, teamwork, and discipline. However, not all families can afford to enroll their children in sports. Fortunately, there are organizations like Kidsport Canada and Jumpstart that offer financial assistance to families in need. In this blog post, we will outline how families in Ontario can access sports funding through these organizations.


1. Kidsport Canada: Kidsport is a national charity that provides funding to help children from low-income families participate in sports. In Ontario, Kidsport has multiple chapters, and families can reach out to their local chapter to apply for funding. To be eligible for funding, families must have a household income below a certain threshold and be able to demonstrate need. The funding can be used to offset the costs of registration fees, equipment, and transportation.

2. Jumpstart: Jumpstart is a Canadian charity that helps kids from low-income families participate in sports, physical activity, and recreation. To apply for funding in Ontario, families can visit the Jumpstart website and use the online application form. Families must meet specific income guidelines and provide proof of financial need, such as a statement of income or a copy of their tax return. Families can use the funding for registration fees, transportation, and equipment.

3. Local Community Programs: Many local community orginazations, including the GTA Mavericks Organization, offer programs to help families access sports funding. If your child is looking to play basketball in Vaughan, and cannot afford the tuition fees, Please Reach out to and we will ensure you receive the proper help.

4. Other Provincial Programs: Families in Ontario may also be eligible for sports funding through other provincial programs. For instance, the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport offers the Ontario Amateur Sport Fund, which provides grants to amateur sports organizations for equipment, facilities, and programming. Families can also check with their school boards or other organizations that provide funding for sports and physical activities.

Access to sports funding is essential for families who cannot afford the costs of sports. Kidsport Canada, Jumpstart, and other organizations help to bridge the gap and ensure that every child has the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities.