Parasport Jumpstart Fund

The Parasport Jumpstart Fund was created by Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Canadian Paralympic Committee to help get more kids across Canada involved in sport. The fund helps to support the costs of sports and recreational programs for children between the ages of four and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability.  Funds may be used towards registration, transportation and equipment costs for children within approved Parasport programs.

Funding Criteria:

  • Children aged 4-18
  • Focuses on recruitment programming and sport opportunities for people with a disability
  • Financially disadvantaged children
  • Funding provided to support creation of a new program or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative  providing a positive introductory Parasport experience, including registration subsidies (which could include facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training) and transportation costs

How to Apply

Jumpstart requires that all interested organizations who would like to apply to the Parasport Jumpstart Fund become a Community partner. Please visit to begin the registration process.

Once you have been approved as a Jumpstart Community Partner you will be able to begin your application process.

We recommend that all applicants view the Community Partner Submission and Registration Guide (PDF) to help complete your application.

Who Can Apply?

  • National Sport Organizations
  • Provincial Sport Organizations
  • Multi-Sport Organizations
  • Clubs or other Community based organizations
  • Municipal Parks and Recreation Associations/Departments
  • Health Professionals
  • A charitable organization registered as a charity with the Canada Revenue Agency;
  • An organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation or society;
  • An unincorporated branch or chapter of a registered charity or incorporated not-for-profit organization. The incorporated organization or registered charity must authorize the application and accept responsibility for any approved grant;
  • A First Nation, Métis or other Aboriginal community;