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KidSport™ is a community based sport-funding program established in 1993 by Sport BC. KidSport™ provides grants for children ages 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada. KidSport™ works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’ For more information, visit Kidsport website.
Find your local chapter for more information about programs available in your community.

Jumpstart Charities

Jumpstart has over 300 Chapters, which are made up of volunteers from across the Canadian Tire enterprise and local community groups, such as local Parks and Recreation Departments, Boys and Girls Clubs and the YMCA/YWCA, among others.

Money raised within each Chapter stays within the community and goes directly to help kids participate in sport, dance or other organized physical activities. Jumpstart funding helps families that need a financial hand with registration, equipment and/or transportation costs. For more information, visit Jumpstart website.


RCR Grade2 Fun Pass

RCR Grade 2 Fun Pass allows unlimited access to all four resorts: Nakiska, Kimberley, Kicking Horse and Fernie. The Fun Pass cost $20 +tax. For more information, visit RCR website.

Ski Canada Council Grade 4 & 5 NowPass

Want to ski and snowboard this winter? The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass™ lets you ski and snowboard three times at EACH participating ski area for $29.95. That’s a lot of skiing and snowboarding right across Canada!

To join in, you need to be in grade 4 or 5 (or 9 or 10 years old) and live in Canada. Every skier and snowboarder is welcome, especially if you’re a beginner. For more information, visit Ski Canada Council.

Lake Louise Grade 2 Pass

If you have a child in Grade 2 they need a Grade 2 Pass! The Grade 2 Pass gives your child access to skiing/riding ALL SEASON LONG at The Lake Louise Ski Resort for just $20 administration and operational fee. For more information, visit Lake Louise Resort.


Children's Fitness Tax Credit

You can claim to a maximum of $1,000 per child the fees paid in 2014 relating to the cost of registration or membership for your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of physical activity. As of January 13, 2015. For more information, visit Canada Revenue Agency.