Canadian Tire Jumpstart® is a community-based charitable program that helps kids aged 4-18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming, so they can develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence.
National in scope, but local in focus, Canadian Tire Jumpstart® delivers support to children in financial need through a Canada-wide network of local chapters. Richmond Hill, through its Community Services Department, is one such Chapter. The Town, working together with Canadian Tire Associate Dealers, identifies children who would benefit from Canadian Tire Jumpstart® and ensures effective delivery of the program.
General Program Guidelines - Richmond Hill Chapter
All applicants must reside within Richmond Hill.
Eligible applicants include children and youth between the ages 4 and 18 years of age.
Grants will not exceed a maximum of $300 per application. Please note that our goal this year is to reach as many children as possible therefore grant amounts will vary.
A child can receive more than one grant in a calendar year to a maximum of $600.
Programs or activities must encourage physical activity.
Funding preference is to pay for registration fees.
Approval of funding is dependant on available funds.
Funding is available for members of the same family for the same season.
The application deadline for spring and summer activities is June 1. The deadline for fall and winter is November 1.
Funding should be for a sustained program that lasts a season. One week camps are not eligible.
How to Apply
If you would like to apply for support through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart® program, please fill out the application form at the link below.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart® Application Form [PDF]
Completed forms can be sent to Richmond Hill's Community Development Coordinator, Chris Gillard, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Kathy Sampson, Community Development Coordinator
Richvale Community Centre
160 Avenue Road
Richmond Hill, ON, L4C 5L8
For more information about Canadian Tire Jumpstart®, visit www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart or contact Chris Gillard via email at email@example.com or by phone at 905-884-0855, ext. 224.