Information About Applying For Support From Jumpstart



Financial Requirements

To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.

Changes as of February 2021

Jumpstart launched a new application portal and is now managing the entire review and approval of applications internally. What does this mean exactly?

  • Families can now apply to Jumpstart for separate funding for their eligible activities (such as sports and sports camps).
  • Jumpstart funding is up to $300 per activity, subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands.
  • Children can be funded for successive seasons in an activity, up to a maximum of $300 per activity. The annual maximum amount a child is eligible to receive is up to $600.
  • Jumpstart funding can also cover equipment costs.
  • Jumpstart funding is separate from funding available from the Children's Foundation. However, our expectation is that families will apply first to Jumpstart for eligible activities. This way, our funds can help more kids participate in non-eligible Jumpstart activities, such as music, dance, the arts, and life-skill opportunities, as well as supporting mental health therapies.

How We Can Help You

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 

You can access the Jumpstart Application Portal directly by clicking the link below.

Click Here to apply to Jumpstart