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.

Welcome to is a private organization in Ottawa that is dedicated to providing free marketing services to registered charitable organizations and associated events. Our organization has helped charities like the Max Keeping Foundation, CHEO, Ottawa Bluesfest, and End Exploitation to name a few.

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.

The Max Keeping Foundation – Ottawa Charity

Max Keeping Foundation helps meet the needs of many children and families that are often over-looked and/or who don’t meet the conventional requirements set out by the numerous other charities in the greater Ottawa area. With the help of a caring community, the Max Keeping Foundation ensures that these individuals don’t “fall through the cracks.” Celebrating its 13th year, the need for assistance persists and the Max Keeping Foundation continues to make a difference in our community where ever possible.

Their Opportunity – more than a sport’s investment, it’s a lifestyle investment!

Their Opportunity exists to provide families who can’t afford to enroll their children in local sports programs the means to. We believe that giving a child the opportunity to play spots will not only get them active but develop their social character and life skills.