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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.

Our Association is proud to be a community partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart, increasing opportunities for kids from the communities we serve to participate in sport and recreation, and get active and healthy.

Thank you Canadian Tire Jumpstart for your commitment to building healthy communities, and choosing our YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka as a community partner. Click here to learn more about Canadian Tire Jumpstart.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides financial assistance for recreation programs all year round. For application or more information, please contact Cathy Mills by calling 705-726-6421, ext. 2429, Fax (705) 792-7874 or Email

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?
Funding applications can be found on the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka website for the Health STAR or Jump Start program here or by email or at any of our YMCA Membership Service desks.

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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