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Subsidy Program

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The City of Peterborough, Recreation Division offers a Recreational Fee Subsidy Program to assist qualifying families with the cost of registration for recreational programs, sports activities and camps, for children under the age of 19 years.

The maximum subsidy per child is $200.00 per year.  Families residing within the City of Peterborough are welcome to apply for subsidy by contacting the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1827.
Please see the low income cut-off chart below to determine eligibility.

Family Size Low Income Cut-Off   Subsidy*
 Up to 5  Up to $39,000  $200
 $39,001 - $42,300  $100
 6  Up to $42,300  $200
 $42,301 - $47,100  $100
 7+  Up to $47,100  $200
 $47,101 - $51,900  $100
 * Maximum Program Subsidy (per child per year)

Click here for the Subsidy Program Application Process details

Programs Include...

  • Sports Leagues 
  • Girl Guides, Scouts. etc.
  • Dance, Martial Arts & Gymnastics Programs
  • Recreation Division Summer Sports Camps
  • Hockey Schools/Skating Lessons
  • Power Skating Instruction
  • Wellness Centre Child & Youth Programs & Camps
  • Art Gallery of Peterborough Programs
  • Many More… 

Subsidy application information is confidential and is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act R.S.O. 1990.

Recipients of Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) may inquire about their eligibility by contacting the Social Services Office at 705-748-8830. 

Other Sport Subsidy Programs

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
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The City of Peterborough is a partner of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program and receives funding in addition to the municipal funding to be administered through the Recreational Fee Subsidy Program.


Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a registered charity that helps financially disadvantaged families across Canada in times of need.  The Jumpstart program helps financially disadvantaged kids get involved in organized sports and recreation activities. 

The Local Peterborough Chapter consists of several organizations committed to helping children and youth in our community with access to recreation and sport activities.  With the support of two local Canadian Tire Store Owners and five organizations administer funds for deserving families in our community.



For more details please contact the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 ext. 1827 (City Residents), visit Canadian Tire Jumpstart or contact 705-748-9642 ext. 225 (County Residents)

Parasport Jumpstart Fund Now Open

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The Parasport Jumpstart Fund is supported by the Government of Canada's Sport Support program.  This fund will help cover the cost of sports and recreational programs for children between the ages of 4 and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability.

Applications are now open and Canadian sport and community groups are invited to apply for the 2016 fund.

For more information visit: 

 Jumpstart - Lace 'Em Up Foundation
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Jumpstart has once again partnered with Lace ‘Em Up Foundation. This is an opportunity that will allow families to request up to an additional $1,000 for hockey registration fees from Lace ‘Em Up Foundation for next season, above and beyond Jumpstart support.

For a parent/guardian inquiring about additional resources for funding for hockey, please share this link with them so they may apply directly for Lace’Em Up funding:

Note: Applications are not directed to Jumpstart, and as such, Jumpstart is unable to verify receipt of applications, speak to adjudication decisions, and/or confirm/track payments by Lace ‘Em Up Foundation.

Just for Kics (Kids in Community Sports)


Just 4 Kics is a registered Canadian Charity dedicated to helping families and their children overcome the financial hurdles. This allows their children to play a sport or recreation activity.

Just 4 Kics will provide families funding for registration, equipment and transportation fees that are necessary for them to enroll and participate in their chosen organized sport or recreational activity.  

For more information, visit


NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game-Changer Award

NHLPA Goals & Dreams Game-Changer Award provides grants of up to $2,000 to children, families and communities facing unique economic or social challenges. 

For more information visit the NHLPA website

Hyundai Hockey Helpers
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Hyundai Hockey Helpers was created to help families that cannot afford the cost of equipment and league fees so more children can play hockey.  Hyundai Hockey Helpers is in partnership with KidSport.


For more information, visit

Minor Hockey Foundation (MHF) Ontario
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In 2000 the Minor Hockey Foundation (MHF) Ontario was created to support minor hockey in the Province of Ontario.  This program provides financial subsidy to minor hockey players who are currently experiencing difficulty raising enough funds to participate in the game. 

For more information, visit
Teachers for Kids Foundation

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Teachers for Kids provides support  that will improve the social, emotional or physical well being of students.  Funds are put towards things such as sports and club registrations, sports equipment, providing materials that could support a student's academic progress and providing medical and personal needs. 


For more information, visit http://Teachers for Kids

Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity
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The mission of the Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity is to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.  The Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity assists children who are:

  1. Seriously ill
  2. Have a permanent disability
  3. 21 years of age or under
  4. permanent residents of Ontario or Landed Immigrant status
For more information, visit 
Kids in Camp

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Kids in Camp is a registered charity which subsidizes camp experiences for children and youth. They provide assistance to families who are unable to send their children to camp.

For more information visit

OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) has partnered with KidSport to help students in Ontario overcome financial barriers that prevent them from participating in school sports.  A maximum of $250.00 can be administered to a single student in the school year.