Jump Start Program


Jumpstart is a registered charity that helps kids from financially disadvantaged families participate in organized sports and physical activity. National in scope, but local in its focus, Jumpstart delivers support to children and youth through a Canada-wide network of Chapters and Community Partners. Jumpstart was formed in 2005 and continues to address the ongoing need in our communities to make physical activity more accessible in the lives of Canadian children from financially disadvantaged families. We understand the important life benefits that participation in sports and physical activity can have on the life of a child. Research has proven that participation in sports and physical activity increases a child's chance of overall success through:

  • A healthier lifestyle;
  • Developing life skills, such as increased self-esteem, confidence, teamwork and leadership; and
  • Improved school performance and future educational expectations.

Jumpstart supports programs which are delivered through Service Organizations and coordinated through a network of Community Partners who have the ability and authority to identify a child in need.

 

If your family is in need of financial assistance to participate on a BYBA team please go through the Jump Start Application process. 

Click here to be redirected to the Jump Start Online Application 

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