Recreation Without Barriers
Recreation promotes personal health and wellness, leadership, and inclusion.
Below are four recreation assistance programs available within the City of Spruce Grove.
KidSport is a national not for profit organization whose mandate is to remove financial barriers that prevent some young people from participating in sports.
KidSport Parkland is the local chapter that raises funds through donations to assist children and youth 18 years and under in financial need by providing registration fee support for organized sport programs. KidSport Parkland serves residents of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County.
A KidSport Parkland grant is up to $250 per child, per calendar year (January to December). It can be used for registration fees for sustained sports programs (over a season) with qualified instructors.
Children/youth from families on low income, unemployed, on AISH, currently receiving income support and/or working hard to make ends meet are all considered eligible. KidSport Parkland considers social and economic barriers facing the child's family when determining eligibility.
KidSport Parkland funding guideline income cut-off level has increased: family with one (plus) children $45,000 gross household income and family with five (plus) children $65,000 gross household income.
In Alberta, in order to be eligible, a program must:
1. Be and governed by a Provincial Sport Association as identified by the Alberta Sport Connection.
2. Meet Sport Canada's 'Definition of Sport' which reads:
"Sport Canada defines sport as an activity that involves two or more participants engaging in a competition. It involves formal rules and procedures, and requires tactics, strategies, neuromuscular skills and a high degree of difficulty, risk and effort. It excludes activities in which a motorized vehicle is the primary determinant of the outcome."
You can apply online, or for families living in communities that do not have a local KidSport chapter, please contact KidSport Alberta at 1-888-914-KIDS (5437).
If you are interested in volunteering with KidSport Parkland or looking for a great organization to support financially , please call 780-962-7616 or send email.
Jumpstart: Raising funds. Lifting spirits. Supporting dreams
Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.
The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams.
Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Organized sports connect kids to their communities. Canadian Tire Corporation recognized this and makes sure that money raised stays where it is donated. Canadian Tire Corporation is Jumpstart’s biggest supporter as it funds all the general administrative expenses of Jumpstart, which means 100% of customer donations go directly to help kids in need.
Funding is available for individuals, community organizations and accessibility grants.
Visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca click on apply and check out the fund guidelines for more information.
For more information call 1-844-YES-PLAY
Wishing you Wellness
The Wishing You Wellness Program is a partnered program with the Tri-Leisure Centre, funded by the Wishing Wells around our community. This is a subsidized program for community members wanting to attend the Tri-Leisure Centre but who may require financial assistance to do so. To date, the program has helped over 500 individuals and families. You can find the application form for the program here.
Supporting Our Youth
Century 21 Leading in Spruce Grove is proud to provide the Supporting Our Youth program. This program provides financial assistance to children in need, in the areas of education scholarships, and cultural and recreational projects, with a view to promote the mental, physical, and social well-being and development of these children.