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Community Sport for All

Through their Community Sport for All Initiative, Sport Canada has provided $6.8 million in funding to Jumpstart. To further strengthen this support, Jumpstart is contributing its own funds to match Sport Canada’s investment for a total of $13.6 million dollars in support of equitable community sport. 

The funding will be distributed to grassroots community sport organizations through our Community Development Grant program. 

Organizations looking to apply for funding can visit our Community Development Grants page.

Significant Barriers to Sport Remain

This funding couldn’t come at a better time. Jumpstart’s 2022 State of Sport Report revealed that after two years of uncertainty, sport organizations across Canada are threatened by higher operating costs, and the lost ability to serve families. This report highlights that now—more than ever—sport and recreation organizations need our help to get kids off the sidelines and into the game.


of sport organizations believe it will take until at least 2024 to reach their pre-COVID state.*

Jumpstart State of Sport Report

To build back sport and play means understanding the full scale of the challenges we’re facing. Earlier this year, we released the second edition of the Jumpstart State of Sport Report that examines the continued impact of COVID on kids, youth, and community sports. To learn more, click the button below.

View the Report

How We're Helping

Jumpstart already has plans to commit over $1M of the $6.8M to support the incredible efforts of 57 Canadian community sport organizations. Check back here to learn more about the organization that receive funding through this initiative.

Apply for support

Organizations looking to apply for funding can visit our Community Development Grants page

Apply for a Community Development Grant