The 2015-2016 program season began on April 7, 2015. Please find the link for the 2015-2016 application below.
The Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) provides Yukon families with a lower income an opportunity to apply for funding for their children (aged 0 to 18 years) to participate in sport and recreational activities. Each child has up to $400.00 for the year to spend on either programs and activities or sport and recreational equipment as needed. To qualify, a family’s net income must fall into one of the following income brackets listed below which are dependent on the number of children in the family:
- $40,494 with 1 child
- $46,163 with 2 children
- $50,626 with 3 children
- $56,993 with 4 or more children
This fiscal year (regardless of whether or not you have applied in the past) we require the following to apply for funding…
1) Proof of income:
To prove income, we need to see 2014 Notice of Assessment (for parents/guardians who are married or common-law, we must see the 2014 NOA for both)
2) Proof of child(ren)’s Yukon residency
To prove Yukon residency, we need to see the child(ren)’s valid Yukon Health Care Card
3) Proof of Marital Status (if not married or common law)
To prove marital status, please provide one of the following:
– tax return summary showing marital status (you might need to request the summary that shows this specifically from your tax preparer)
– T1 General Form
– Income tax return information sheet
– a letter from your landlord, employer, social/support work, lawyer, accountant, or tax preparer validating your marital status.
If you receive Canada Child Tax Benefits, you can provide your 2014 Canada Child Tax Benefit statement showing income, dependents, and marital status rather than the aforementioned. Likewise, if you are on social assistance or income support from a government, you can provide the most recent statement which will show your dependents, marital status and income verification.
About the KRF
This initiative, established in April of 1999, helps children and youth whose families are experiencing financial hardship so that they may actively participate in sport, art, cultural, social and recreational programs. In its 15th year of existence, more than 6,000 children/youth from across the Territory have accessed over $1,800,000 in program dollars.
The Yukon Government’s Health and Social Services sponsors a large portion of the program but local businesses, community clubs, groups and individuals also play an important role in supporting this initiative. On July 16, 2014, Lotteries Yukon made a one-time contribution to Sport Yukon for $100,000 for the Kids Recreation Fund. You can read about it here.
The City of Whitehorse’s Canada Games Centre named the Kids’ Recreation Fund as the beneficiary of their Spooktacular Event, held on October 25, 2014. This event collected $1390.00 in donations made by the generous people of the Yukon, all of which will go towards the funds available for kids and youth across the territory.
If you would like to contribute to the Kids Recreation Fund, please contact Sport Yukon at (867) 668-4236 or any of the following committee members:
Pat Living: 867.667-3673
Marie Cairns: 867.667-5924
Tracey Bilsky: 867.393-8330
– 2015 Donation Declaration Letter
Sport Yukon is also a chapter member of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. As a chapter member, Sport Yukon is committed to helping get kids active and healthy, discreetly identifying kids with the greatest need in the community. Canadian Tire Jumpstart then covers registration, equipment and/or transportation costs to help them participate in a sport or recreational activity of their choice.
This program is available to children who are not eligible for funding from the Kids Recreation Fund. If you are able to receive funding from KRF, you will not be funded for Jumpstart through Sport Yukon.
For enquires regarding the Jumpstart program, please contact Christine Rushant at 668-4236.