Jumpstart

The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams. 

The City of Richmond Hill is one of Canadian Tire Jumpstart's local partners. Working with Canadian Tire Associate Dealers, the City identifies children who would benefit from Canadian Tire Jumpstart and contributes to the effective delivery of the program.

Jumpstart Program Guidelines

The guidelines for applications to Jumpstart - Richmond Hill Chapter are as follows:

  • Applicants must live in Richmond Hill
  • Applicants must be children and youth between the ages of 4 and 18
  • Grants will not exceed a maximum of $300 per activity to an annual maximum of $600
  • Programs/activities must be a minimum of 5 hours and 5 sessions in duration
  • Applications are typically received between January 15th and November 1st
  • The application needs to be completed before program fees are due and before the program start date
  • The payment will go directly to the organization delivering the program
  • Approval depends on available funds
  • One-week camps are not eligible for funding
  • Jumpstart supports registration fees for in-person sport and recreation programs in locations where governments and public health authorities have deemed it safe to do so
  • Note: online-delivered sport and recreation program registration fees will not be supported at this time

Visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart website to complete your application online, or contact the City of Richmond Hill by email for more information.

For free online ideas to help kids stay active at home, please visit Play From Home Resource Hub on the Jumpstart website. 

Organizations can also apply to Canadian Tire Jumpstart!

Qualified organizations are invited to apply for funding through Community Development Grants to run physical activity, sports and recreation programming for children aged 4-18 from families in financial need.