Ana Peasgood, KidSport Canada re

Making a Difference In
Communities Across Canada
Presented to…
District of Chetwynd
We Believe…
“that no kid should be left on the sidelines and
every child should have the opportunity to play
The KidSport Mission…
The goal of KidSport is to help under resourced
families overcome financial barriers so that all
kids have the opportunity to participate in
organized sport.
KidSport Across the Nation…
• Has a 20 year track record as a National
• Is entrenched in all 10 provinces and 1 territory
• Has established over 175 community chapters from
coast to coast
• More than 4000 local volunteers who ensure kids
have access to sport in their community
• A solid community network with sport clubs, public
health, education, recreation, service and
community groups: Boys & Girls Clubs,
YMCAs, etc.
KidSport Across BC
• 40 community chapters
• Over $1.2 million in grants in 2012 to over
6200 kids
• Key provincial partners include Province of
BC, CTV, Hyundai, NHLPA
The Need…
• 1 in 3 Families can’t afford the cost of organized
sport (StatsCan)
• Many are missing out on the physical, social, and
mental benefits associated with sport participation
• Sport and physical activity have become a luxury
that is only affordable for a fraction of Canadian
• Last year KidSport allocated $2,575 to 10 kids in the
Chetwynd area
KidSport Grant Program
• Provides funding for families in need to help cover
registration costs for a season of sport – sustainable
sport experience
• Uses a confidential application process
• Has a proprietary review process
• Provides grants to Kids aged 18 and under
• Accessible to every family, with an identified need,
across the country
What our Kids
are saying!
Impact of KidSport
Our Work
• Since 1993, KS has provided over half a million
under resourced Canadian kids with the means to
pursue their passion in sport
• In 2012, we assisted almost 70,000 kids who
otherwise would not have had the opportunity to
• KidSport registration and equipment grants totalled
over $6M last year
Impact of KidSport cont.
• Top three sports funded through KidSport were:
– Hockey, Soccer, & Gymnastics
• 50 BC kids received full sets of hockey equipment via
our partnership with NHLPA Goals and Dreams
• Considered a critical component in the LTAD model
and sport for life concept
Chetwynd Chapter Launch
September 2013
Fundraising Goal
$10,000 in the
upcoming year
Charity of Choice for
Community Events
Donation Buckets
Signature Fundraiser
Awareness Campaign
• Social Media Facebook Page KidSport
Chetwynd Chapter
• Community Events Free family events that
emphasis active living
Team KidSport Chetwynd Ambassador Deryk Engelland,
defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Club
“I am looking forward to giving back to the children in my community where my
participation in minor hockey gave me a solid foundation to achieve my goals. I’m excited to
show that with discipline, hard work and dedication, you too can achieve your dreams. I
would like to thank all of my coaches in Chetwynd for helping me achieve my dreams.”
– Deryk Engelland
How the District of Chetwynd
can help KidSport.
• Assign a council representative as liaison to
ensure communication is active.
• Like our Facebook page and share with your
• Attend community events & fundraisers in
support of KidSport as schedules allow.
• Share ideas for awareness campaigns,
partnerships and Charity of Choice events.
• Volunteer your time or donate directly.
We look forward to working with the District of
Chetwynd in the future,
So ALL Kids Can Play!
Thank You!
Ana Peasgood– Chair, KidSport Chetwynd Chapter
[email protected]

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