Registration Subsidies

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that is dedicated to making it possible for children to be able to participate in organized sport and recreation by helping to remove financial barriers.  Each child’s financial needs are different therefore the grant will help cover registration, equipment and/or transportation costs for children ages 4 to 18 years.

The National network has local chapters with volunteer members that are committed to helping get kids active and healthy. Each local chapter has their own budget.

Children are able to select the program they are interested to participate in.  There are over 70 sport and recreation activities supported by the Canadian Tire Jumpstart such as hockey, swimming, soccer, baseball, skating, ballet, karate and gymnastics.

Applications can be submitted from January 15 to November 1 (varies by Chapter). The goal is for funding to be spread equally over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.

You can visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart web site to apply on-line  or you can apply through your Local Jump Start Chapter.

For residents living in St. Thomas or West Elgin contact:

Barb Matthews, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of St. Thomas-Elgin by phone 519-633-3830 or email

For residents living in East Elgin contact:

Danielle Broer, East Elgin Community Complex, by phone 519-773-5631 ext. 21 or email

Application Form:

Application Forms can be picked up at the East Elgin Community Complex Administration Office or in the brochure rack.

For more information, call the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Call Centre at 1-844-937-7529  or visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart website to apply online.