KIDSPORT (For BC Residents)
Established by Sport BC in 1993, KidSport™ is a community-based sport funding program that provides grants for children aged 6 – 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice. Grants of up to $200 (depending on the community) are to be used for the payment of sport participation / registration fees.
More Information: http://www.sport.bc.ca/programs/kidSportBC/
CANADIAN TIRE JUMP START
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program focuses on helping individual children become involved in organized sports and recreational activities to help them develop a healthier lifestyle in their younger years. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a charitable program that helps kids in financial need aged 4 to 18 participate in organized sport and recreation activities. Canadian Tire Jumpstart accepts applications from eligible families twice per year – the last 2 weeks in January and the last 2 weeks in July.
More information: 1-877-616-6600 or http://www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart/
CHILDREN’S FITNESS TAX CREDIT (For Canadian Residents)
The Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible fitness expenses paid by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity. The children’s fitness tax credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for each child who is under 16 years of age at the beginning of the year in which the expenses are paid.
More Information: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness
AUTISM FUNDING ELIGIBILITY (For BC Residents)
Parents are encouraged to access other avenues of funding, listed above, prior to using Autism Funding.
If your child (6-18 years old and resides in BC) has been diagnosed with ASD and you have an Autism Funding Agreement, funding may be available through the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Autism Funding: Ages 6-18 Program. Please contact the Autism Funding Unit for pre-approval. Approval is granted on an individual basis.
Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is a registered, not-for-profit society and also relies on the generosity of contributions, sponsorship, fundraising efforts and volunteers to run our services. If you would like to make a donation or are aware of a potential sponsor, please contact us at the above link. Thank you for your support.