Financial Assistance


We are a firm believe in a child's right to participate in organized sports. YRFA reduces the cost of sports by providing all equipment needed (with the exception of cleats). In addition, financial assistance may be available for those that qualify. Please see links below. Some support is limited to the area in which a child lives, please read all options carefully. Support is provided in partnership through the association and our partners below.

All Kids Can Play - Sport Aurora

Applications: Ontario residents, York Region Lions members

Removing barriers and increasing participation rates, particularly among youth, is a priority for us. Financial barriers are often the only reason why some kids can't join healthy, socially beneficial organized sport in our Town, so to reduce or eliminate that barrier we have developed the Sport Aurora All Kids Can Play Program. Applicants from any area are welcome to apply.

View/Download Program Guide (PDF)      View/Download Application (PDF)

 

KidSport Ontario

Applications: Ontario residents, York Region Lions members

KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

View Application (link)

 

Jumpstart Program 

Applications: Canadian residents, see below for town/city specific contacts. Please use main portal if your city/town isn't listed.

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in sport and recreation activities because of financial barriers (Ipsos Reid, 2009). That means that many kids are missing out.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers, so children can participate in organized sport and recreation. Jumpstart helps cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs to help children participate in a sport or recreational activity of their choice. We see it as equipping kids for life, because participation in organized sport and recreation increases a child’s chance for success in life.

They discover and participate. They gain self-confidence. They develop self-esteem. They learn leadership skills. Their lives become richer. This is the power of Canadian Tire Jumpstart. Since their launch in 2005, Canadian Tire Jumpstart has given 473,792 kids across Canada the chance to play. Please apply based on where you live (see below). If your area is not listed, please visit the Jumpstart Website to apply at https://jumpstart.smartsimple.ca/files/407846/f108831/child_apply_en.html

Aurora Residents

View/Download Application (PDF)

Newmarket Residents

Email hgrant@newmarket.ca

Thornhill Residents

Find funding application here: https://www.vaughan.ca/services/recreation/General%20Documents/Recreation%20Guide/RC%20Forms/Canadian%20Tire%20Jumpstart%20Application.pdf

Simcoe County Residents

Email cathy.mills@sm.ymca.ca

 

East Gwillimbury Youth & Community Initiatives Fund

Applications: East Gwillimbury residents

The Town of East Gwillimbury is committed to helping youth (under age 19), elite athletes and community groups of the Town to participate in various activities and community programs. 
 
To support this commitment, the Town has established a “Youth and Community Initiatives Fund”, which is funded through the Mayor & Council Charity Golf Tournament held annually in September.

View applications here: http://www.eastgwillimbury.ca/government/council/youth_and_community_initiatives_fund.htm

 

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