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 $500.00 for the year; $400 of this may be used to fund either programs and activities or sport and recreational equipment as needed, $100 is for program or activity registration fees funding only. To qualify for the 2016-2017 season, 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:
- $40,500 with 1 child
- $46,500 with 2 children
- $52,500 with 3 children
- $58,500 with 4 or more children
This fiscal year (regardless of whether or not you have applied in the past) we require either A or B or C when applying for the first time in the 2016-2017 season. We need to see this information once per KRF year.
A) 2015 Notice of Assessment (for both parents if married or common-law), child(ren)’s valid Yukon Healthcare Card, and proof of marital status if you are NOT married or common-law (see guidelines)
B) 2015 Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice
C) Social Assistance budget notice from most recent month and child(ren)’s valid Yukon Healthcare Card
Examples of proof of marital status include:
– 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
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. Since its onset, more than 6,000 children and 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 31, 2015. This event collected $1200.00 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.
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 by discreetly identifying kids with the greatest need in the community. Through Sport Yukon, the Canadian Tire Jumpstart can cover the fees associated with program or activity registration, or transportation costs (funded on a case by case basis). Up to $300 per child is available through Jumpstart per year.
For enquires regarding the Jumpstart program, please contact Christine Rushant at 668-4236.