Families are encouraged to explore the following organizations, who are committed to helping remove financial barriers to youth participation in sports.
"Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We're committed to helping all families access a range of activities."
"Sports and physical activity teach children various important life lessons: they open a child's mind, bring together children from various backgrounds, build confidence and self-esteem, and improve mental and physical health.
We hope to give every child the opportunity to reap the benefits of sports and physical activity."
"KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under."
The "Can I Play Too?" program has been established to support families who reside in the boundaries of Strathroy-Caradoc to enable the participation of children in sports and recreation programs by minimizing financial barriers for families in need.
The “Play it Forward” program has been established by the County of Middlesex in partnership with Middlesex Dairy Producers under the Recharge with Milk program to support families in Middlesex County to enable the participation of children in community recreation programs, namely basketball, hockey and soccer.