Canadian Tire - Jumpstart

Who we fund is simple: kids. Kids who want to get active.

Updated Wednesday March 1, 2017 by James Gomm.

Who we fund is simple: kids. Kids who want to get active. Kids who want to learn a new sport or activity. Kids who want to keep up with a sport or activity they already enjoy. But these kids just need a little extra financial help to get their name on the roster.

Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation.

Jumpstart Funding Criteria
How do we determine if a family requires our help? Families must meet financial need criteria in order to qualify for Jumpstart funding. Jumpstart recommends following Revenue Canada’s Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs) which are based on a family’s size, the size of their community and the total family unit income (before tax).

For example, a family of four living in Toronto with a total family unit income (before tax) of less than $43,942 would meet Jumpstart’s requirements for funding support. If the income is above the limits indicated then, regretfully, Jumpstart will not be able to approve the funding request.

View the LICO chart here

To see if your family meets the financial need criteria to qualify for Jumpstart funding, here’s how to determine where your total family unit income (before tax) falls within the LICO table:

Find the size of your family unit down the left-hand side.
Find your community size across the top.

Where the column and row meet is the LICO for the family unit size in the community.

A kid’s life can be enriched through physical activity but that doesn’t mean it comes without a cost. And sometimes families need a little help to get their kids involved. For thousands of Canadian families, Jumpstart is the help they need to get into the game. 

Click here to apply to Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Program

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