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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a registered charity (#1379 29 451 RR0002) dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and get into the game.

Jumpstart’s core purpose is to enrich the lives of kids (from 4 to 18) in need through sports and physical activity. We assist with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation.

Jumpstart helps kids explore a range of options by supporting over 70 different activities. In addition to enabling participation in high-profile sports like hockey, soccer and swimming, Jumpstart helps kids take dance lessons and martial arts classes, play ringette or take part in several dozen other activities. What kids do is up to them; we’re here to help them do it. 

Families can go online to directly to apply for jumpstart program. LFSC can no longer accept paper applications. 
You will receive a notification regarding your application and approval from Jumpstart. 

LFSC requires that you provide a copy of the approval/submission to within two (2) weeks of your application. 

Please note that the program cannot retroactively pay for missed submissions. 

If you have any additional questions about the Jumpstart program, please visit their FAQ page here or contact the Registrar at



KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 178 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 530,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.

Please visit the Kidsport page here for more information about the program.

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