An athlete can become a member for the entire year (which is the most cost effective), or for part of the year. Please select the membership period which best suits your purposes. Athletes who register for part of a year may upgrade to full membership at any point.
Athletes can register with Athletics Ontario by visiting: https://www.trackie.com/members/ON.php
Additionally, a Power of Attorney form should be completed only by those athletes wishing to appoint a Power of Attorney (if you aren’t sure about a Power of Attorney ask your club Registrar or Coach). Essentially, the Power of Attorney form is a complicated but important document which allows someone in your club (or a designate) to sign waivers on your behalf. This is a convenience which will relieve many administrators of the task of getting entry form waivers signed every time an athlete enters a meet.
Age Classes for 2017 Membership Year:
- Bantam – 13 yrs. old or under as of Dec. 31st in the year of competition – U13 & U14 (Born 2004 or later)
- Midget – 14-15 yrs. old as of Dec. 31st in the year of competition – U15 & U16 (Born 2002 or 2003)
- Youth – 16-17 yrs. old as of Dec. 31st in the year of competition – U17 & U18 (Born 2000 or 2001)
- Junior – 18-19 yrs. old as of Dec. 31st in the year of competition – U19 & U20 (Born 1998 or 1999)
- Senior – 20 yrs. old or over as of Dec. 31st in the year of competition – Open/Senior (Born 1997 or earlier)
- Master – 30 yrs old or over
Find Your Athletics Canada Membership Number
If you have already registered for the 2017 year and you want to find your Athletics Canada number, please click on the links below:
Click here to check YOUR member number
Important Note: For performances to count, you must be a member of Athletics Ontario at the time of the performance.
Children’s Fitness Tax Credit*
1. What is the children’s fitness tax credit?
The children’s fitness tax credit allows you to claim eligible fees paid in the year for registration or membership for your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s child in a prescribed program of physical activity, up to a maximum of $1,000 per child. An additional amount of $500 is available if the child is eligible for the disability tax credit and a minimum of $100 has been paid in eligible fees in the year. This is a refundable tax credit for 2015 and 2016, although it was a non-refundable tax credit for 2014 and prior years. The maximum tax credit per child of $150 ($225 for a child eligible for the disability tax credit) is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate (15% in 2016) by the eligible amount for each child.
2. How is the children’s fitness tax credit changing?
Budget 2016 proposes to phase out the children’s fitness tax credit:
- For 2016, the maximum eligible fees in the year will be reduced to $500, but the additional amount of $500 for children eligible for the disability tax credit will not change. Therefore the maximum credit is reduced to $75 ($150 for a child eligible for the disability tax credit).
- For 2017 and subsequent taxation years, the children’s fitness tax credit and the additional amount for children eligible for the disability tax credit will no longer be available.
*See details at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2016/qa06-eng.html
Canadian Sport for Life “A Sport Parent’s Guide”
The newly released Canadian Sport for Life “A Sport Parent’s Guide” is now available for download. Canadian Sport for Life and LTAD (Long-Term Athlete Development) focuses on the general framework of athlete development with special reference to growth, maturation and development, trainability and sport system alignment and integration. It incorporates information from a number of sources. The guide provides parents and coaches introductory information on the basics of training, LTAD stages, and how to support Canadian Sport for Life in sport, at home and in your community…not to mention a comprehensive appendix of resources.
This document may be helpful in introducing the concepts of CS4L with your organization, clubs, coaches, parents and partners in sport. To download the document and for more information, please visit Canadian Sport for Life.