Williamsburg Community Association

Canadian Tire JumpStart Applications

Can you tell me more about Jumpstart?
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.

How old does a child need to be in order to be eligible for Jumpstart funding?

Jumpstart supports children between the ages of 4 and 18.

What costs does Jumpstart funding cover?Jumpstart assists with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation.

Can I apply for funding for all my children?
Yes, funding can be requested for more than one child in a family as long as the children are between the ages of 4 – 18 and the total family unit income (before tax) falls within LICO guidelines.
How long does a program have to be to qualify for funding?
Funding should be for a sustained program that is either a minimum of five weeks in duration with a minimum of one session per week, or in the case of sport camps, five consecutive days.
Can I request funding for two seasons in a row for my child?
Yes. Children can be funded for successive seasons in an activity up to a maximum of $300 per activity; subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands. The annual maximum is $600; again, subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands.
Can I request funding for more than one sport for my child?
Yes. A child may be eligible to receive funding for more than one sport a year; however only one sport or activity is covered within each funding request.

Families can apply two different ways:

Online by going to http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do/want-to-apply. Along with the online application, families will need to attach a document showing their income.

Paper copies can be sent to City Hall @ 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 4G7, or scanned and emailed to access@kitchener.ca

Here is a link for the application – 1. 2016 JS application from CANADIAN TIRE