City of Kawartha Lakes, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture
- Provide free basic services and facilities. These are defined as playgrounds, parks and trails, unscheduled, unmarked, unlit sports fields and sport courts, unreserved picnic tables and shelters, beaches and public washrooms.
- Provide a discounted rate for seniors for some programs. Discounts for senior participants will be set at no more than 25 per cent less than the City’s base rate. This does not apply for ice or facility rentals and may not apply for all programs. Physically challenged (the disability discount shall apply only to those restricted in wage earning power or ability to pay) individuals also receive a 25% off discount on some program registration. Again, the discount does not apply to ice and facility rental fees and not all programs are applicable. Not for profit groups receive a 40% off the City’s base rate for hall rentals for the purpose of hosting a community event to a maximum of 2 rentals per year.
- Subsidy requests not impacting the budget may be granted up to $100. The Director shall ensure that confirmation of need is identified appropriately through a third party recommendation where possible.
Payment plans are also available. Contact (705) 324-9411 x 1559 for details.
Community Living Kawartha Lakes
Subsidy up to $500 may be granted to those families in greatest need by Tri-County Respite. For those who live in their group homes there are no additional fees. Contact Community Living Kawartha Lakes at (705) 328-0464 for eligibility and intake criteria.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes
To access subsidy information and set up an appointment to discuss subsidy parents/ guardians simply call the Club and indicate they are interested in financial assistance for programs facilitated at the Club.
No Cost/ Low Cost (Membership) programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes Include:
- Evening shuttle service to and from the Club if member lives within Lindsay
- Drop In Programs Computers
- Gym Activities
- Cooking Programs
- Rock Climbing
- Lego Club
- Nintendo Wii
- Homework Programs
- Dance Classes
- Digital Arts
- Biking Programs
- Music Classes
- Science Club
- Movie Night
For more information contact the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes at (705) 324-4493 or visit the BGCKL website.
Jumpstart – Canadian Tire Foundation
The Jump Start program is a community-based charitable program designed to help kids aged 4-18 participate in sports and recreation such as hockey, gymnastics, soccer, dance and swimming so they can develop important life skills, self-esteem and confidence.
JumpStart is national in scope but local in focus, Canadian Tire Jumpstart® delivers support to children in financial need through a Canadian-wide network of local chapters. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes is one of three local chapters that processes applications for Boys and Girls Club programs and community sports and recreation programs. In addition the Lindsay Gymnastics Centre and the City of Kawartha Lakes Parks & Recreation processes applications for their programs. Applications for Lindsay Gymnastics or City of Kawartha Lakes Parks & Recreation programs must be submitted directly to them.
The Jump Start program is available to children and youth ages 4-18 years, who are interested in sports and/or recreational activities.Jump Start accepts applications during two sessions throughout the year: January 15 to June 15 & July 1 to November 15.
You may only submit one request per child per session, up to a total of two submissions per year. Each child can receive up to $300 per session with the average being $100.
Children can access up to $500 for hockey programs through the Online application process called BIG PLAY. See below for application details and links.
How to Apply for Jumpstart Funding:
Apply at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes by submitting your forms. Please ensure all forms are completed before submitting as your application cannot be processed without all content being completed. All swimming applications are submitted to the Lindsay Recreation Complex.
For inquiries about the status of your Jump Start application please contact Deb Weightman, Children’s Services Coordinator (705) 324-4493.
Learn more about the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Application Process
Download a hardcopy (not required for an online application) of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Application Form!
For more info, please visit Jump Start.
Minor Hockey Association of Ontario
Each year, minor hockey associations across the OMHA support numerous charities and charitable foundations. Thousands of dollars are generated and many causes and programs benefit from this support. In 2000 the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario (MHF) was created to support minor hockey players in the Province of Ontario. This document will focus on the Financial Subsidy Program portion of the MHF. The Financial Subsidy Program provides financial subsidy to minor hockey players who are currently experiencing difficulty raising enough funds to participate in the game.
LOW TO NO-COST ACTIVITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton
There is no cost to this program for children ages 6-16 who would benefit from a mentor. Parents and children must complete an intake form with one of the organization’s caseworkers to determine if they are suitable for the program. Matches limited to the number of available mentors. Call (705) 324-6800 for more information.
Lindsay Wildcats Youth Basketball Association
The Lindsay Wildcats Youth Basketball Association works very hard to ensure any child who wants to play is able to play. They offer several different programs:
- Summer day camp in early July (one week) for children ages 9-13
- An Autumn /Winter Basketball House League (Sept-Dec) for children ages 9-11 and 12-13 using five gymnasiums in the town of Lindsay
- Steve Nash Basketball Development Program for children aged 7-10 that runs in the late winter/early Spring in cooperation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kawartha Lakes