What is the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund dedicated to helping young Canadians return to hockey during and after COVID-19. It will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved 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. One hundred per cent of all donations will go to supporting access to hockey.
Why was Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund created?
The Hockey Canada Foundation is committed to removing barriers to playing hockey for all Canadian youth. Since February 2020, Canada’s unemployment rate has more than doubled and many have seen a significant loss of income. The Assist Fund was created to help families and communities get youth back to the game they love to play.
Who qualifies for Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund?
Financial Qualification: The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is open to donees (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency) who currently receive the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and/or Canadian Child Benefit (CCB).
Registration Fee Qualification: Applicants must be registering a child with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned local hockey association (LHA) for the 2020-21 season.
What does “Hockey Canada-sanctioned” mean?
Hockey Canada-sanctioned includes all hockey programming offered by Hockey Canada, its Members, Local Hockey Associations, Partners, Hockey Canada Schools With Residence, Hockey Canada Accredited Schools or any other organization under the auspices of Hockey Canada.
Can I apply even if I’ve already registered a child with a Hockey Canada sanctioned Local Hockey Association (LHA) for the 2020-21 season?
Yes. If you have already registered a youth with a Hockey Canada sanctioned local hockey association (LHA), you can apply for funding and will require proof of registration payment. Approved applicants will receive a refund in the amount of your funding from your LHA.
How much funding will applicants receive?
Each approved applicant will receive up to $500 per player in funding for 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 receiving applications for the 2020-21 season?
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund will be open for applications until January 15th , 2021 or until all funds have been distributed, whichever occurs first.
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.
Can I donate to the Assist Fund?
Yes, please! When it’s time to play, we all need an assist. More donations made to the Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund mean more young Canadians can enjoy the game they love.
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How much of my donation goes to helping Canadians?
The Hockey Canada Foundation covers all costs associated with the administration of the Assist Fund so 100% of all donations made assist Canadian youth as they get back to playing hockey.
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
A tax receipt will be issued for all personal donations of more than $20.
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.
Do I need to complete a separate application form to apply for the BIPOC funding that was provided to the Assist Fund by Scotiabank?
No. Please use the main Assist Fund application form.
Who can I contact if I have further questions?
For additional assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.