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KidSport

Location
Located Within Cape Breton
Areas Served Cape Breton
Contact
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Website www.kidsportcanada.ca/nova-scotia/about-kidsport-nova-scotia/
Contact Jonathon Penny, CBRM Program Coordinator (Cape Breton KidSport Rep), For CBRM, Victoria County, Wagmatcook, Eskasoni and Membertou; Phone: (902)563-5512; Email: jcpenny@cbrm.ns.ca
Alternate Contact Anna Lee MacEachern, Inverness County Recreation Program Coordinator, For Inverness County, Port Hawkesbury, Richmond County, Waycobah and Potlotek; Phone: 902-787-3508; Email: annalee.maceachern@invernesscounty.ca
Description & Services
Information

    What is KidSport

  • KidSport is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.
  • KidSport Nova Scotia has assisted over 24,000 children totalling over $5.5 Million. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment.
  • In 2016 KidSportâ„¢ Nova Scotia allocated over $575,000 to more than 2,000 children from Sydney to Yarmouth.

    The Need for KidSport

  • One-third of Canadian parents with children under the age of 18 have been unable to register their children in organized sports due to expenses
  • 32% of children in Nova Scotia between two and 17 years of age are either overweight or obese. The national average is 26%.
  • Over 16,000 Nova Scotian children live in families receiving income assistance

Special Information
Established 1994
Tags Active Living ; All abilities welcome ; Athletics ; Baseball ; Basketball ; Cape Breton Connect ; Community Sport Organizations ; Family-friendly ; Funding programs ; Outdoor Play ; Recreation Categories ; Youth