Minor hockey costs are growing every year and it is important for all families to feel comfortable coming forward if they need help. SAMHA wants everyone to have the opportunity to participate in minor hockey. If financial circumstances become a barrier for a child’s involvement, SAMHA is committed to proving support to families.
Removing Financial Barriers
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, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more. Learn more Jump Start
Through a confidential application process, we provide grants of between $250 - $500 to help cover sport registration and equipment costs so that all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport. Learn more KidSport Canada
Making hockey more accessible for financially disadvantaged Canadian youth. Learn more Lace'em Up
SAMHA Cares (Benevolent Fund):
How to Apply
All applications must be submitted to SAMHA prior to October 15th.
Applications will take up to four weeks to review.
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund that has been created to provide help to Canadians experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. The Assist Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association, helping young Canadians get back on the ice in their communities.
Learn more HOCKEY CANADA ASSIST