Alberta funding helping out low income families access sports

The Alberta government is also investing $8 million to help support physical activity and recreation for children and youth throughout our province.

These funds will come through the Every Kid Can Play program which is also partnering with KidSport Alberta.

Kelly Oehlerking the executive director of the organization explained what the money will be going toward.

“This initiative will provide $350 per qualified child to assist with registration costs for sport programs across the province. The investment from the government of Alberta represents a significant commitment to supporting low income families and ensuring that every child in Alberta has the opportunity to participate in sports. We know that playing sports has a tremendous positive impact on children’s physical, mental and emotional well-being, and we are excited to work with the government to make these benefits accessible to more children across the province.”

Parents can apply for funding in June through KidSport Alberta.

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