Social and economic obstacles can prevent some
young people from participating in organized sport. The provincial and
territorial sport federations are responsible for the sport system
structure have created KidSport™ to help overcome these obstacles.
identifies needs in the community, raises funds, and supports programs
that, in keeping with the mission, create new opportunities for young
people to participate in sports. By
assisting children to overcome financial barriers which prevent or
limit their participation in organized sport, KidSport can make
It is well known
that sport has a positive impact on the body. Physical activity makes
children healthier: it strengthens their bones and their muscles,
improves the flow of oxygen through their bodies, and lowers their risk
of developing heart disease and diabetes. It is less commonly known that
sport also has a powerful influence on a child's life skills, as it
helps kids build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, set personal
goals, and teaches them how to work and play as a team.
a result of rising registration fees and user-fees, the reduction of
physical education programming in schools, a lack of available and
adequate facilities, and the increasing cost of equipment and
transportation, an alarming number of Canada's kids are being prevented
or limited in their chance to experience sport. Consequently, sport is
in danger of becoming a privilege reserved for those who can afford it.
KidSport program was created to help address these issues and create a
means by which underserviced kids can participate in sport… so ALL kids
KidSport Application Form
If you would like more information, please contact Kidsport Saskatchewan.
1870 Lorne Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2L7
Phone: (306) 775-3433
Fax: (306) 781-6021
Toll Free: 1-800-319-GAME