Kids Recreation Fund

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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 can access up to $400.00 for this fiscal year. Funds are not guaranteed and can be applied for as long as they are available. To qualify for the 2018-2019 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:

  • $42,200 with 1 child
  • $48,350 with 2 children
  • $54,600 with 3 children
  • $60,100 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 2018-2019 season. We need to see this information once per KRF year.

A) 2017 Canada Child Tax Benefit Notice ** Please note, this document will show all requirements necessary for proof of eligibility for the KRF. Bring this document if you have it, otherwise, bring in options B or C.

B) 2017 Notice of Assessment (for both parents if married or common-law), child(ren)’s proof of residency (see * below),  and proof of marital status if you are NOT married or common-law (see ** below)

C) Social Assistance budget notice from most recent month

*Examples of proof of child’s Yukon residency include:
– enrollment record in Yukon school or daycare
– statement letter from social or support worker, Yukon Housing Corp., or other Government or social assistance bureau who can confirm child’s Yukon residency
– an affidavit from Government of Yukon Justice

**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
– statement letter from Yukon Housing Corp. 

2018 – 2019 KRF Application & Guidelines

This years funding is open from April 9, 2018 and closes on March 22. 2019 ONLY.  Applications will NOT be accepted without the required documents as stated on the application form and guidelines.  

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.

Each year, the City of Whitehorse’s Canada Games Centre hosts their by-donation Spooktacular event, of which, all monies raised are donated to the Kids Rec. Fund. This donation helps further the reach of the KRF. This year, Spooktacular happened on Oct. 28, 2017 and $572.00 in donations were collected from the generous people of the Yukon.

If you would like to contribute to the Kids Recreation Fund, please contact Sport Yukon at (867) 668-4236.