Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program launched by the family of Canadian Tire companies in 2005.The program helps financially disadvantaged kids (ages 4-18) participate in organized sport and recreation by covering registration, equipment and/or transportation costs. For some kids, the program gives them the chance to experience a sport for the very first time. For others, it is the boost they need to continue with an activity they love.
In 2010, Canadian Tire - Leduc along with community partners established a Leduc Chapter which provides funding for all eligible residents within the Leduc County boundaries. Major community partners include: City of Leduc, Leduc County, Leduc and District Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club - Leduc, Black Gold Regional Schools, and St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools.
The process of obtaining funding for this program is simple. The registrant's parent brings the Jumpstart application to the minor sporting organization. An endorsement letter supporting the application must be included; this letter can be written by a coach, teacher, religious organization, or a community representative. The sporting organization then waives the amount up to a maximum of $300 and submits the application to myself. From there the application is typically approved or denied within a week or two. Your organization would then be notified to ensure that your organization does not lose funding, etc. in case an application is denied. Once approved, your organization will receive a cheque from Jumpstart within 4-6 weeks. Please ensure that the child is only applying for ONE sport per funding session. Funding sessions are January-June, July - November.
The Leduc Chapter is also continuously looking for donations and support to the program. All donations/supports will be kept and utilized within the Leduc County region.
Please visit www.leduc.ca/EGTP for additional information or contact Rachel Yeung at 780-980-8441 or by email at ryeung@leduc.ca

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