Applications for the 2014-15 new fiscal year began on April 1st, 2014.
This fiscal year (regardless of whether or not you have applied in the past) we require the following to apply for funding…
1) 2013 Notice of Assessment from Revenue Canada for each earner in the household
2) Each Child’s Health Care Card
3) Proof of Marital Status (if not Married or Common Law)
The Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) provides families with a lower income an opportunity to apply for funding for their children (aged 0 to 19 years) to participate in sport and recreational activities. The program is administered by Sport Yukon, a non-profit society with a mandate to enhance opportunities for all Yukon people in their pursuit of excellence, and in their enjoyment of participation in sport and recreation.
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. Each child has up to $400.00 for the year to spend on either programs and activities or sport and recreational equipment as needed.
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.
The committee is asking for your much-needed support in the investment of our youth, so they may achieve mental, physical, social, and personal development through participation in active living.
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:
Christine Rushant: 867.668.4236
Pat Living: 867.667-3673
Marie Cairns: 867.667-5924
Tracey Bilsky: 867.393-8330
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.
For enquires regarding the Jumpstart program, please contact Christine Rushant at 668-4236.