Jumpstart is more than just about getting kids active. It’s about giving kids from families in financial need the same chance to participate as their neighbours, their classmates and their friends. Whether it’s the chance to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, no kid should be left out. The vision of Jumpstart is simple: Canada, where all kids have a chance to fulfill their dreams.
In recognition of Coach Aldege Bellefeuille's significant contributions to the Orléans Minor Football Association as well as youth football in Ottawa, the Bengals are proud to offer this bursary to players who may not otherwise get the opportunity to play football.
The Gil Read Memorial Foundation is working to help less fortunate kids compete in sports across the City of Ottawa. Kids that cannot afford skates to play hockey or cleats to play football will now be able to do so.
KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Ottawa provides grants of up to $250 per eligible child, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration fees.