In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.
Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well. Field Hockey Ontario, and the communities it serves, have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.
We recently received confirmation that we are amongst nearly 300 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.
With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to continue to operate safely during the pandemic and prepare to offer programming across Ontario to athletes of all ages when it is safe to do so.
We look forward to returning to the field when it is safe to do so with the support of the Jumpstart Sport Relief Grant.