Kids Recreation Fund

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 $500.00 for this 2020-21 fiscal year. Funds are not guaranteed and can be applied for as long as they are available.

The 2020-2021 season OPENS April 13, 2020 and closes on March 31, 2021. 

To qualify for the 2020-2021 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:

  • $43,900 with 1 child
  • $50,300 with 2 children
  • $56,700 with 3 children
  • $62,500 with 4 or more children

*SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY Applications for families that have lost employment/income due to COVID 19 and that do not fall within the above listed household income threshholds, please complete an application and attach a letter explaining your family circumstances, date of expected return to work, along with proof of your current family income (examples; EI subsidy, CERB subsidy proof).  This Special Eligibility has been extended past the August 31st, 2020 original deadline, until a later date as determined by the KRF Committee.

Click below for the guidelines and application form:


2020-2021 KRF Application Form V2

2020-2021 KRF Guidelines V2


You can use these options to apply (call for more details 668-4236):

  • drop off at Sport Yukon office 
  • fax
  • email
  • mail in

What you need to complete your application:

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 2020-2021 season. We need to see this information once each KRF year.

A) 2019 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) 2019 Notice of Assessment (for both parents if married or common-law), child(ren)’s proof of dependency (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 dependency include:

  • birth certificate, identification card
  • 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. 

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, our 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 past Halloween, Spooktacular took place on Oct. 26, 2019 and $363.15 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.