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About Us

Champions of Community. Champions of Play.

Founded in 2005, Jumpstart helps kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities.

What Matters Most

Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It's about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it's the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out.

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of kids in need through sport and physical activity.

Our Vision

Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams.

Empowering Every Kid to Play

Giving kids the opportunity to access sport and play is essential for their growth and development, which is why Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities all with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion.

For kids in need, a chance to play is about more than just getting active.

It’s a chance to boost their self-esteem. A chance to nurture their creativity and help them do better in school. It's a chance to connect them to their communities, so they can be a part of something bigger.

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Sports and physical activity are proven ways to boost kids’ self-worth, confidence, and overall mental health.

Social Skills

Playing on a team can help kids work together, feel included, and build friendships that last a lifetime.


Getting active can help kids stay positive in school, improve their grades, and be driven to achieve their goals.

Give the Gift of Play

100% of your donation goes directly to helping kids play.

Thanks to the generous support of Canadian Tire Corporation, who covers all of Jumpstart's general and administrative expenses, 100% of donations help kids access sport and play. 

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