Participant Information

It is our intent to provide you with the information you need to help you make the best decisions possible in your sport journey!

Active for Life

Active for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise founded by B2ten. We are a national initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy.

When to Register

You will always want to ensure that you register early for your sport. Spots can (and do) fill up fast!

Depending on the sport, you will want to follow these general guidelines:

  • Spring sport registration starts as early as February and will last generally until the end of April
  • Summer sport registration stars as early as April and can last until the end of June
  • Fall/winter sport registration starts as early as July and can last until the end of September
Financial Assistance

KidSport Ontario
Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Tax Credits

The Canadian government offers tax credits through the Canada Revenue Agency for your child’s participation in sport. You can claim up to a maximum of $500 per child of the fees paid relating to the cost of registration or membership for your or your spouse’s or common-law partner’s child in a prescribed program of physical activity.

The Canada Revenue Agency has the authority to determine the qualifications of any claim and will oversee the approval process. Keep your receipts!

Additional information can be found at:
Children’s Fitness and Tax Credit
Child Care Expenses

Sport Benefits

There are a number of benefits to participating in sport. There is an unbelievable amount of research and reports supporting participation in sport. To learn more about the importance of sport and recreation, please visit:
Canadian Sport for Life
Health Canada
Physical Health and Education Canada
Sport and Development


Concussions and other brain injuries are becoming more prevalent in sport. To learn more about prevention and access to other valuable resources, please visit the links below:
Parachute Canada
Stop Concussions
Sport Concussion Library


Although insurance is always something that is part of the “fine print,” it should be one of the first points of consideration when enrolling or participating in sport. Many provincial or national sport organizations will offer insurance coverage through their membership program. You can learn more about your sport organization’s insurance by contacting an organizational representative.

For organized school sport, you should contact your school board to learn about any insurance plans that they may offer.

For other insurance resources, visit:
IAP Kids Plus Accident Insurance
K&K Insurance Canada