Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities Launches $8 Million Sport Relief Fund to Preserve Play

Flyer: Image of girls running. text: Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund

September 30, 2020

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) recently announced an $8 million sport relief fund to help sport and recreation organizations continue to deliver programming in 2020 and beyond.
A nationwide survey found that of 1,300 sport organizations, 73% of community sport organizations are temporarily closed and more than 50% will not resume operations until 2021. (Sport For Life Society, Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Sports Organizations Survey Report, With a fifteen-year history of supporting access to sport and play for kids across Canada, Jumpstart is doing everything possible to help community sports continue.  
“The pandemic has put a significant strain on Canada’s recreational sport system,” said Scott Fraser, President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “As a Charity that enables inclusive sport and play to help build stronger and healthier communities, we are doing everything in our power to maintain opportunities for kids to get involved beyond COVID-19.”  
Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund will provide support based on need in the form of grants which will go towards covering programming and operational requirements to enable safe sport and play across the country. Open for applications until October 4, the fund is available to eligible organizations who demonstrate the greatest need.
Visit to apply.