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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

Strong communities include strong kids and at the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka we believe every child should have a chance to participate in physical activity. Canadian Tire Jumpstart shares this belief.

Removing financial barriers & providing opportunities for kids

Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides financial assistance to help kids participate in organized sport and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer, swimming, etc. National in scope, but local in focus, Canadian Tire Jumpstart works through a network of community partners committed to helping kids get active.

Simcoe Muskoka Families looking to apply for Canadian Tire Jumpstart funding can reach Cathy Mills by phone at We Are The Villagers: 1-855-528-5252 or by email at: for assistance. Cathy has close to 16 years of experience working within the Simcoe Muskoka region supporting families and connecting with local organizations to give children the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation when they otherwise would not have had the funds to do so. Families are also welcomed to apply online to Jumpstart by clicking here.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charity that exists to enrich the lives of all kids in-need through sports and physical activity. For further information on how Jumpstart is making a difference, please visit

English Application Form

Jump Start

English Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions

What can my child play?
In addition to YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka health, fitness & aquatics memberships and camp programs, participants have access to a range of activities outside of the YMCA, including, dance, soccer, hockey, skating, cheerleading, gymnastics and swimming to name a few.

Where can I apply for the funds?
Please contact Cathy Mills at We Are The Villagers for Funding Applications. She can be reached by phone at 1-855-528-5252 or by email at

Where do I register my child?
Once you are approved for funding, your family may then complete registration forms with the registrar of the organization your child will be participating with.

Who will pay for my child to play?
Your funded portion will be paid direct to the sport organization offering the activity. Any balances owed should be paid by your family at the time you complete your registration with the organization.

Why should my child play?
Aside from exposure to healthy lifestyle habits, children have the opportunity to develop in character and improve self-esteem, build transferable skills as well as engage and be supported by their larger community.

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