Financial Assistance



The following Financial Assistance Program websites are provided as a courtesy by Ottawa Lions to help families in need of financial support in order for kids to be able to enroll in sport and be healthy.

It is important to note that applications must be done in advance or early in the season as the grants can take up to 6-8 weeks to process and are not always guaranteed.

KidSport Canada – Ontario

KidSport™ is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance to kids who just want to play some sports!

Canadian Tire JUMP START program

Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1, (varies by Chapter) with the goal to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities. The funding is distributed with a focus on maximizing the cost and length of participation per activity per child.


KidSport Financial Assistance | Ontario Federation of School

OFSAA and KidSport have partnered to help high school students in Ontario overcome financial barriers that are restricting their participation in school sports.