Community Funding Available to Support Student Success and Well-being

Community Supports

As part of our Ultimate Goal of promoting Student Success and Well-being, Parkland School Division works with several diverse business, recreation and social service partners to support students who want to be involved with sports groups, art activities and environmental programs. We are proud to work with community partners to help break down financial barriers and connect low income youth with the funding they need to open doors to these kinds of opportunities.

If you or someone you know could use this helping hand, please don't hesitate to apply for a grant and/or share this information with family and friends. Our community is here to support children and youth.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more. Funding of up to $300 per activity is available to eligible applicants.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Families must meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.
  • Children must fall between the ages of 4-18 years old.
  • Funding is allocated to sustained programs that involve a sport or physical activity.
  • Programs should be a minimum of five weeks in duration and include at least one session per week. In the case of sports camps, the program must last at least five consecutive days for consideration.

How to Apply

Visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart site to being the application process for an Individual Child Grant. Before you start your application, please have the following ready:

  • Your contact information (name, postal code, telephone number, and email address)
  • The first name, last name, gender, and date of birth of your child
  • The details of the sport or physical activity in which your child would like to participate including program dates, the name of the program and proof of programming
  • The amount that you are requesting from Jumpstart
  • The name of the non-profit/charity/service organization (payee) running the sport or physical activity program
  • Proof of financial need; a clear, legible, and current copy of pages 1 and 2 of your Canada Child Benefit (Statement) will be required as proof of need

Please visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart site for complete details.


KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Parkland provides grants of up to $300 per eligible child, per year (January 1-December 31) towards sport registration fees.

Eligibility Requirements

Children/youth from families on low income, unemployed, on AISH, currently receiving income support and/or working hard to make ends meet are all considered eligible. KidSport Parkland considers social and economic barriers facing the child’s family when determining eligibility. The maximum family income for KidSport Parkland funding is $45,000 for one child, and follows the Low Income cut-offs (LICO) before tax depending on family size or extenuating circumstances.

How to Apply

  1. Find a sport program your kid would like to join and sign up. Let the program’s administrators know you will be applying for KidSport funding.
  2. Apply online or use the paper application form - be sure to complete all sections of the application, as incomplete applications take much longer to process, and can cause delays in receiving your grant.
  3. Your completed application will be processed within 30 days of being received. If you qualify for KidSport funding, the grant will be sent directly to the sport program your kid has signed up for.

Please visit the Kidsport site for complete details.

Stony Plain Dental Centre Community of Kindness Scholarship Program 

Stony Plain Dental Centre is offering eight students each one full-year scholarship to major sport
and art activities. Applications will be accepted by email beginning September 1 through December 1, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be chosen and announced by January 3, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide students assistance, with the opportunity to participate in sport and arts. To be considered for the scholarship, the students must:

  • Show leadership qualities
  • Be committed to their education
  • Give back to the community
  • Have an interest in sports, arts and wellness

A total of eight scholarships will be rewarded to these major sports and arts categories:

  • Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Dance/Gymnastics
  • Education
  • Martial Arts

How to Apply

Students can be nominated for the scholarships starting September 1. For the nomination to be valid, a student assessment, completed by the student’s teacher, must be included.

Youth and children can be nominated by anyone who has a relationship with the family or student. You must gain the consent of the student’s parent or guardian prior to submitting an application on a student’s behalf.

To nominate a student, please fill out an application form and submit it via email to Please have the subject line read "Community of Kindness
Scholarship Nominee [insert full nominee name]".

Please visit the Stony Plain Dental Centre site for complete details.

For more information contact:
Felicia Ochs
PSD Wellness and Community Development Coordinator
Phone: 780-963-0507

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