Affordable Access


Niagara’s ProKids program supports the participation of eligible children and youth 0 to 17 in the sport, recreational or cultural activity of their choice. They work with more than 150 sport and cultural organizations to assist children and youth from low-income families to participate in activities available in their community.

ProKids is based on research that shows that participation in sport and recreational activities promotes healthy child development, self-esteem and is linked to increase academic and social performance.  It is delivered through a partnership between the Niagara Region and the YMCA of Niagara.

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Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Giving kids the opportunity to access sport and play is essential for their growth and development, Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities all with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion. Financial assistance is available for children ages 4-18 years to participate in organized sports and recreation programs.

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KidSport Ontario 

KidSport provides grants to children 18 years or younger from families facing financial barriers to participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Ontario provides grants of up to $250 per eligible child, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees. 

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