Canadian Tire - Jumpstart Program


Removing Financial Barriers

Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We're committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more!

ASCNWT Assistance

Whether you don't have access to internet or a computer, OR don't know where to begin in the application, OR don't know whether or not you're eligible, ASCNWT is here to assist! 

  • We can help you fill out your application
  • We can provide a letter of endorsement if you don't fall under the (LICO) chart (but still prove to need financial assistance)


Families should meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. (If you do not fall under this criteria, but still prove to need financial assistance, we can vouch for you!)

  • Children must fall between the ages of 4 - 18 years old.
  • Programs should be a minimum of five weeks in duration and include at least one session per week. In the case of sports camps, the program must last at least five consecutive days for consideration.

Funding Details

  • Applications must be submitted prior to the program's start date
  • Applications must include proof of financial need
  • Funding is up to $300 per activity
  • Children can be funded for successive seasons in an activity, up to a maximum of $300 per activity
  • The annual maximum amount a child is eligible to receive is up to $600

Before you Apply:

Before you start your application, please have the following ready:

  • Your contact information (name, postal code, telephone number, and email address)
  • The first name, last name, gender, and date of birth of your child
  • The details of the sport or physical activity in which your child would like to participate including program dates, the name of the program and proof of programming
  • The amount that you are requesting from Jumpstart
  • The name of the non-profit/charity/service organization (payee) running the sport or physical activity program
  • Proof of financial need; a clear, legible, and current copy of pages 1 and 2 of your Canada Child Benefit (Statement) will be required as proof of need



Contact Chloe Larocque, or Cheyenne Lafferty for assistance!




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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the

The Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT empowers and builds capacity within NWT communities, promotes and supports culturally relevant programming, and develops athletes and coaches in a level of involvement they find meaningful. We focus on developing programs based on community interests, strengths, and desires and strive to help communities build capacity in activities that they find beneficial.