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Jumpstart - Canadian Tire Foundation

The Jump Start program is a community-based charitable program designed to help kids aged 4-18 participate in sports and recreation such as hockey, gymnastics, soccer, dance and swimming so they can develop important life skills, self-esteem and confidence. Jump Start Logo

JumpStart is national in scope but local in focus, Canadian Tire JumpstartĀ® delivers support to children in financial need through a Canadian-wide network of local chapters. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is one of three local chapters that processes applications for Boys and Girls Club programs and community sports and recreation programs. In addition the Lindsay Gymnastics Centre and the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks & Recreation processes applications for their programs. Applications for Lindsay Gymnastics or City of Kawartha Lakes Parks & Recreation programs must be submitted directly to them.

General Information:

The Jump Start program is available to children and youth ages 4-18 years, who are interested in sports and/or recreational activities.

Jump Start accepts applications during two sessions throughout the year: January 15 to June 15 & July 1 to November 15.

You may only submit one request per child per session, up to a total of two submissions per year. Each child can receive up to $300 per session with the average being $100. 

Children can access up to $500 for hockey programs through the Online application process called BIG PLAY.  See below for application details and links.

How to Apply for Jumpstart Funding:

Click here to Apply Online for Hockey Submissions @: Jumpstart BIG PLAY- Hockey online application

Click Here to Apply Online for all other active programs @: Jumpstart Online Application

Apply @ the Club by submitting your forms. Please ensure all forms are completed before submitting as your application cannot be processed without all content being completed. All swimming applications are submitted to the Lindsay Recreation Complex for processing and all Lindsay gymnastics applications are submitted directly to the Lindsay Gymnastics Club.

If you have general questions or need further assistance please contact one of our office staff at (705) 324-4493.

For inquiries about the status of your Jump Start application please contact Deb Weightman, Children's Services Coordinator.

Click here for (not required for an online application) Description of Jump Start Application Process!

Click here for hardcopy of (not required for an online application) Jump Start Application Form!

For more info, please visit Jump Start.

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