What is the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund was created in 2020 to provide financial support to Canadian youth who want to play hockey and break barriers.
The fund will provide up to $500 per youth player in registration fee subsidies for financially-qualified applicants registered with a sanctioned Hockey Canada association.
Canadians can also make a donation to the Assist Fund to support the game in their community. 100% of all donations will go to supporting access to hockey.
Who qualifies for Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
Financial Qualification: The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is open to applicants (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency) who currently meet the LICO (low income cutoff) as established by Stats Canada.
Registration Fee Qualification: Applicants must be registering a child with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned local hockey association (HA) for the 2022-23 season.
What is required to apply for the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
When you apply, you will need to provide a proof of total family annual income for that respective year.
This could include your Canada Child Benefit (CCB), or last year’s Notice of Assessment (NOA) Line 15,000 for income earning family members. You will need to supply proof of Minor Hockey Association
Registration or official quote from Minor Hockey Association you plan to register your kids. You will also need to disclose if you’ve applied for other funding.
How much funding will applicants receive?
Each approved applicant will receive up to $500 per player in funding that will go toward registration fees with a sanctioned Hockey Canada association.
When will applicants receive their funding?
Funding for approved applicants will be sent to their Hockey Canada-sanctioned local hockey association (LHA), which will then apply the funds to the applicant’s registration fees. Processing of requests, approvals and fund distribution should range from two to four weeks (subject to volume of requests).
How long is the Fund accepting applications for the 2022-23 season?
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund will be open to receive applications between August 1st, 2022 until November 15th, 2022.
How are funds being allocated?
Funds will be allocated based on youth hockey registrations across the country. Where required, funds may be directed to regions with higher demand for fund support.
How do I qualify for the BIPOC funding that was provided to the Assist Fund by Scotiabank?
To find out if you qualify for funding, please complete the Assist Fund application form and identify yourself as a member of the BIPOC community. BIPOC applicants must meet all other criteria set out in the application form.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
For additional assistance, please contact [email protected]
How many Canadians have received an Assist?
Over the past two seasons, we have helped approximately 3000 kids play hockey as approved Assist Fund applicants.