Canadian Tire announced an industry-leading commitment of $50 million over a five-year period to its Jumpstart Charities for Jumpstart’s Play Finds A Way movement, which will help remove barriers to sport and play for kids with disabilities. One of the key programs within Play Finds A Way is the Jumpstart Accessibility Grants, which are intended for construction and renovations to improve accessibility to recreation facilities such as rinks, pools and community centres in communities across Canada.
Jumpstart Accessibility Grants offer two funding streams: Accessibility-Enabling Grants, which provide eligible facilities with up to $50,000 for projects to adapt and enhance existing facilities, and Inclusive Design Innovation Grants, which provide between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for projects designed to uniquely enhance sport and recreation spaces with innovative solutions.
Grant applications for both funding streams are now open for eligible organizations until March 16, 2018 . For more information about Jumpstart Accessibility grants, and how to apply, please visit: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/community-accessibility-grants.html
“Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life is a culturally tailored resource that has been developed by Sport for Life Society and the Aboriginal Sport Circle, with input from many Aboriginal sport and physical activity leaders across the country”. Click here for more information and to access the resource.
#TalkItOutSK is a support line for sport, culture and recreation. Call toll-free 1.866.773.5777 or email REsupportline@redcross.ca
The latest FREE issue of COACHES PLAN MAGAZINE is out! It’s packed full of informative articles, inspirational interviews, and instructional tips for ALL levels of coaches across a wide range of sports. In this issue, we offer practical advice on several areas that often fall under a coach’s responsibility. Also, Sheldon Kennedy speaks out on “Preventing Abuse in Sport”
RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT PROGRAM
This program is effective and informative for parents and caregivers of active children. This unique certification program complements Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders/Coaches by reinforcing a parent’s role in their child’s activities. This program encourages positive sport behaviors, and provides insight into the roles of coaches and officials. This program:
- Empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children
- Encourages positive and effective communication and
- Enhances a child’s overall enjoyment of the activity
“Every Player Deserves a Trained Coach”
For Respect in Sport Training, click on the logo:
*Community Initiatives Fund- Investing in Saskatchewan Communities
*Creative Sask Grant
*I Am Stronger Grant
*SPRA Grants and Funding Opportunities
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation have compiled over 130 unique opportunities specific to Sport, Culture and Recreation into the SPRA Grants and Funding Opportunities Guide. It is a great starting point for both professionals and volunteers working within their sector for grants to support projects, programs or initiatives.
*Sask Culture Funding
*Sask Sport Funding
*Canada Council for the Arts
*Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program
Application deadline was June 17, 2015; be available for follow up from June-August, 2015; projects to be materially completed by March 2018. AND.… Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada’s Regional Development Agencies to deliver further community funding across the country, starting in 2016-17, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being responsible for administering the program in Western Canada. Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities.
*Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant
*Canadian Wildlife Federation
*Dairy Farmers of Canada Fuelling Women Champions – deadline of submissions NOON September 20, 2017
*ParticipAction Teen Challenge – Deadline 1st day of every month
Advocacy & Changing Public Policy
Communication for Non-Profits
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations
Human Resource Management
National Framework for Recreation in Canada
Risk Management for Non-Profit Organizations
Setting up a Non-Profit Organization
Vollinspire Getting Started Guide (New Volunteer Recruitment Technology of Saskatchewan)