Youth Sport Funding Assistance

Youth Sports Funding Assistance

Important notice regarding Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program, posted October 23, 2018

Funding for Canadian Tire Jumpstart (Over $28,000 in 2018) has been awarded and no further applications will be accepted until their new funding cycle opens again in mid-January 2019. Families in the Peace Region that need funding assistance for youth sports are advised to contact the Peace River RCMP Detachment, Constable Scott Peever, to request a Pawatum Application Form. The Pawatum Program is supported by local sponsors and provides funding assistance and used sporting equipment to help keep youth active and engaged in sporting activities in the Peace Region.

Sport and activities play a critical role in our well-being, and good habits taught early, can benefit a lifetime.
That’s why the Town of Peace River’s Community Services Department partners with initiatives like the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program, as well as other community and regional programs; to ensure that every child has to opportunity to take part in the sport of activity of their choice.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

This program provides sport/recreation activity funding for youth throughout Canada. If your family needs a bit of help affording the registration fees for your child’s sport, please consider applying for this program.

To submit an application for funding assistance, you can access the online application here.

For families who need help filling in the application online, they may request assistance through the Community Services Department for special circumstances such as supports for English as a Second Language or reading and comprehension needs or if you are having difficulty with the online option, please download a form, here, and submit it using one of the following ways:
In person: 10008 100 Avenue, Peace River at the Community Services Department.
By email: To Laurie Stavne, Town of Peace River Community Programs Coordinator

For computer access, your local library and some social assistance agencies may provide computer and wi-fi access as well.

*Jumpstart also has a Community Development Grant Program for organizations that would like to apply for funding to offer their sporting program to youth from low-income families.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Community Development Grant

What qualifies for Canadian Tire Jumpstart Community Development Grant? 
Organizations or groups that wish to, or already provide a physical activity, sport or recreation program for children between the ages of 4-18, meeting the following requirements:

  • Program must run for a minimum of 5 daily sessions, and at least 5 hours in length,
  • Have a minimum of 25 participants,
  • The children must be from families in financial need.

More information (Powerpoint)

Pawatum Regional Sports Foundation (Pawatum Program)

This program offers funding assistance and free gently-used sporting equipment for youth. Please phone their office at (780) 624-6677 and ask to speak to Constable Scott Peever for more information about the Pawatum Program.

Peace River Community Scholarship Programs

For activities in the Town of Peace River that aren’t necessarily sports related there is the Community Services Community Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Town of Peace River. To qualify for this program you MUST be a resident of the Town of Peace River. If you are please fill out and submit your application form.


This program is offered online and all applications must be submitted online. For information or to apply, please visit their website. For more information, please call 1-204-925-5914.