City of Kawartha Lakes, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture

Payment plans are also available. Contact (705) 324-9411 x 1559 for details.

Community Living Kawartha LakesCommunity Living Kawartha Lakes Logo

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:Boys and Girls Clubs Kawartha Lakes logo

For more information contact the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes at (705) 324-4493 or visit the BGCKL website.

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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.

General Information:

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:

Click here to Apply Online for Hockey Submissions @: Jumpstart BIG PLAY- Hockey online application

Click Here to Apply Online for all other active programs @: Jumpstart Online Application

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 OntarioMinor hockey foundation ontario logo

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.

Learn more about the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario financial subsidy program.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Kawartha Lakes-HaliburtonBig Brothers Big Sisters logo

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:Lindsay Wildcats logo

Learn more about ways to join the Lindsay Wildcats.