Recreation Without Barriers
KidSport Parkland COVID-19 impacts
During the COVID-19 pandemic, KidSport Parkland is still accepting applications and reviewing them. However, with the uncertainty around spring/summer leagues, and to reduce the administrative burden (refunds and adjustments) on volunteers, we will not be issuing cheques to sport clubs on behalf of the families. As soon as sport resumes we will immediately forward cheques to sport clubs on the child's behalf so that they can begin playing. In the meantime, we encourage all Alberta children to find ways to keep working on your sport skills and physical fitness at home so that you will be ready to hit the playing field when sport returns.
KidSport is a national not for profit organization whose mandate is to remove financial barriers that prevent some young people from participating in sports.
KidSport Parkland is the local chapter that raises funds through donations to assist children and youth 18 years and under in financial need by providing registration fee support for organized sport programs. KidSport Parkland serves residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County.
Recreation promotes personal health and wellness, leadership, and inclusion.
See which recreation assistance programs are available within the City of Spruce Grove.
Frequently asked questions
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A KidSport Parkland grant is up to $300 per child, per calendar year (January to December). It can be used for registration fees for sustained sports programs (over a season) with qualified instructors.
Children/youth from families on low income, unemployed, on AISH, currently receiving income support and/or working hard to make ends meet are all considered eligible. KidSport Parkland considers social and economic barriers facing the child's family when determining eligibility.
The maximum family income for KidSport Parkland funding is $45,000 for one child, and follows the Low Income cut-offs (LICO) before tax depending on family size or extenuating circumstances.
In Alberta, in order to be eligible, a program must:
1. Be and governed by a Provincial Sport Association as identified by the Alberta Sport Connection.
2. Meet Sport Canada's 'Definition of Sport' which reads:
"Sport Canada defines sport as an activity that involves two or more participants engaging in a competition. It involves formal rules and procedures, and requires tactics, strategies, neuromuscular skills and a high degree of difficulty, risk and effort. It excludes activities in which a motorized vehicle is the primary determinant of the outcome."
You can apply online, or for families living in communities that do not have a local KidSport chapter, please contact KidSport Alberta at 1-888-914-KIDS (5437).
Jumpstart: Raising funds. Lifting spirits. Supporting dreams
Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams.
Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.
Funding is available for individuals, community organizations and accessibility grants.
Visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca to apply and check out the fund guidelines for more information.
For more information call 1-844-YES-PLAY
Wishing you Wellness
The Wishing You Wellness Program is a partnered program with the Tri-Leisure Centre, funded by the Wishing Wells around our community. This is a subsidized program for community members wanting to attend the Tri-Leisure Centre but who may require financial assistance to do so. To date, the program has helped over 500 individuals and families.
Supporting Our Youth
Century 21 Leading in Spruce Grove is proud to provide the Supporting Our Youth program. This program provides financial assistance to children in need, in the areas of education scholarships, cultural and recreational opportunities, with a view to promote the mental, physical, and social well-being and development of these children.
Contact the Century 21 Leading office to request an application form.
#1 - 14 McLeod Avenue
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3X3
If you are aware of other local funding opportunities for community members please email firstname.lastname@example.org.