Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) –

Provincial – Team Ontario (Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative)

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Ontario
  • Amount: ~ $1,000 – $1,500 per year
  • Available to: see criteria on Athletics Ontario website under “Athletes” tab HERE

Provincial – Quest for Gold

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Ontario
  • Amount: $3,500 – $5,000 per year
  • Available to: see criteria on Athletics Ontario website under “Athletes” tab HERE

National – AAP

  • Focus: High Performance Athletes in Canada
  • Amount: varies based on carding level
  • Available to: see criteria on Athletics Ontario’s website under “Athletes” tab and Athletics Canada’s website HERE

Canadian Tire Jump Start:

  • Focus: Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Kids 4-18 years of age
  • LINK to more information:
As provinces and territories begin to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jumpstart will re-open the Individual Child Grant application on June 17, providing financial support to Canadian families looking to safely re-engage in sport and recreation programming.
To serve the families and children we fund, and to support all of you during these unprecedented times, Jumpstart is making some process changes and updates.
•  Expanded Eligibility – Jumpstart has expanded our eligibility requirements to allow families who receive the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to apply for funding.
•  Proof of Financial Need Documentation – Jumpstart has expanded the list of eligible proof of financial need documentation to include the Canadian Child Benefit (CCB) Statement and proof of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
•  Application Review – All applications will be reviewed by Jumpstart to confirm that the sport/activity has been cleared to resume by regional health authorities and the service provider (payee) is operating. Please allow for additional time for review of all applications and please do not share approval until confirmed by Jumpstart.
•  Online Program Funding – Jumpstart will continue to support registration fees for in-person sport and recreation programs in locations where governments, and public health authorities have deemed it safe to do so. However, at this time, Jumpstart is unable to support online-delivered sport or recreation program registration fees. For access to free online ideas to help keep kids active at home, please visit our Play From Home Resource Hub.

Kids Sport Ontario:

  • Focus: KidSport Ontario provides grant assistance to Ontario children and youth 18 years old and younger who are facing financial barriers preventing them from joining organized sport.
  • Amount: Varies
  • Available to: Kids under the age of 18
  • LINK to more information:

Premier Partners

Secondary Partners