True Sport Foundation is committed to ensuring that sport makes a positive contribution to Canadian society, to our athletes and to the physical and moral development of Canada’s youth.
Bell Canada, in partnership with the True Sport Foundation, awarded 34 Bell Community Sport Fund Phase I $5,000 grants to communities in Ontario to help improve access to community hockey and soccer programs.
Almonte Soccer Club (Almonte) Grant will be used to help waive enrollment costs for more than 100 underprivileged youth.
Manvers Minor Hockey Association (Bethany) Grant will be used to reduce registration fees and increase access for a local school to use the hockey facility.
Blenheim Community Soccer League (Blenheim) Grant will be used to purchase seed, fencing and equipment for new soccer field currently in development.
Club Soccer optimiste de Casselman (Casselman) Grant will be used to purchase equipment to accommodate increased registration.
Municipality of Chatham-Kent A.L.L. for Kids Program (Chatham-Kent) Grant will be used to expand capacity of current soccer and hockey program and reduce waiting lists.
École publique Rose des Vents (Cornwall) Grant will be used to help create mini-soccer fields on school property to introduce an intramural soccer league for students.
West Lorne Minor Hockey (Dutton) Grant will be used to maintain the current program, offer registration rebates, equipment programs and coach training, as well as safety classes for all volunteers.
Esten School Parent Advisory Council (Elliot Lake) Grant will be used to purchase basic soccer and hockey equipment. In addition, funds will purchase one complete set of athletic jerseys to be shared by teams.
Stone Mills Girls Hockey Association (Enterprise) Grant will be used to reduce or eliminate registration fees for low income families.
North Leeds Soccer Association (Elgin) Grant will be used to certify more coaches and provide referee training for local youth.
Frontenac Girls Hockey Association (Godfrey) Grant will be used to provide financial assistance to new players to buy equipment. In addition, funds will help rent additional ice time and train new female coaches, referees and scorekeepers.
City of Hamilton (Hamilton) Grant will be used to create a new 12-week introduction to hockey program for teenage girls.
Hearst Minor Hockey Association (Hearst) Grant will be used to purchase equipment and replace team jerseys.
Township of O'Connor (Kakabeka Falls) Grant will be used to build a heated rink shack adjacent to outdoor hockey rink to increase participation in winter and store equipment for the city’s soccer program.
Lakefield Youth Soccer (Lakefield) Grant will be used to purchase soccer equipment for new program.
Town of Latchford Recreation Committee (Latchford) Grant will be used to purchase materials to expand use of the community’s natural ice surface used for hockey in winter and ball hockey in summer. The funds will help construct ramps to provide wheelchair access, and purchase fuses, wiring and other electrical materials.
Malton Community Centre (Mississauga) Grant will be used to offer a new instructional floor hockey program free of charge to local youth.
Community in Action Team (Mississauga) Grant will be used to create soccer clinics for new immigrants and economically disadvantaged students and provide peer mentoring through league play. In addition, funds will be put towards transportation to reduce barriers as needed.
Canada One Hockey-Ottawa Nighthawks (Nepean) Grant will be used to cover start up costs of a new girl’s varsity hockey program. This program will see high school girls attend camps mentored by university players as well as start a summer varsity league.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton (Oakville) Grant will be used to register their members on local hockey and soccer programs, provide transportation as required and develop an equipment loan program to reduce participation barriers.
Six Nations Parks and Recreation - First Nation Department (Ohsweken) Grant will be used to develop a soccer league. The funds will be used to certify parents and older youth as coaches and purchase equipment and uniforms.
Gloucester Hornets (Gloucester) Grant will be used to waive registration fees for up to 50 economically challenged youth.
City of Ottawa City Wide Sports (Ottawa) Grant will be used to purchase equipment - shirts, socks, balls and shin guards - for participants in their ‘Summer Fun Soccer Experience’ program, which is offered in low income communities.
Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club (Ottawa) Grant will be used to certify additional coaches and upgrade present certifications to the standards set by the provincial body.
Parks and Recreation Prescott (Prescott) Grant will be used to maintain an outdoor hockey rink. Funds will purchase low boards and nets and pay for general maintenance as required. Admaston Recreation Committee (Renfrew) Grant will be used to help build a new soccer field for use by the school and community.
My Canada! Integration & Settlement Services (Richmond Hill) Grant will be used to offer a new soccer program to a diverse community. Funds will help purchase start up supplies, uniforms and rent fields.
Sheguiandah Recreation (Sheguiandah) Grant will be used to refurbish existing outdoor hockey rink. Funds will be used to purchase and install lighting and plastic caps on boards.
Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (Sioux Lookout) Grant will be used to purchase soccer and hockey equipment for the school to operate programs.
Thunder Bay Elite Soccer Inc. (Thunder Bay) Grant will be used to provide registration rebates to low income families, purchase equipment and hire camp instructors.
Northlea EMS Home & School (Toronto) Grant will be used to help revitalize school yard and build new soccer field.
Wallaceburg Minor Hockey (Wallaceburg) Grant will be used to maintain current program that provides protective hockey equipment to the tyke level to reduce financial barriers.
Whitney Recreation Committee, Township of South Algonquin (Whitney) Grant will be used to establish a 12-week summer soccer program for youth. Funds will be used to purchase equipment.
Friends of the Williamstown Park (Williamstown) Grant will be used to purchase materials to help enhance the local park which hosts both hockey and soccer programs.