One our our goals is to educate parents and children about the game of hockey. This Resources section includes links to several websites, articles, videos and guides that will help you and your child develop your hockey skills and knowledge. This section is always growing and changing, so check back often!

Parent Resources

Hockey Equipment Checklist

A visual checklist that lists all the equipment your player needs to get started in ice hockey.

Please visit our Hockey Equipment Checklist page.

Hockey 101 – Video Gallery

A selection of online videos that offer fun and easy ways to improve your player’s game

Visit the Hockey 101 Video Gallery page.

Hockey Alberta – Respect in Sport

*** RESPECT IN SPORT is Recommended to all families . ***

(If you have already taken this program, you do not have to take it again)

The Respect in Sport Program is an online certification program designed to protect our youth as well as enhance our mandate of providing a safe and fun environment for all of our participants.

The program helps define a standard of behavior for all parents and create a more rewarding, safe and respectful environment for everyone involved.

The cost is $12 + GST / per family, takes about 45 minutes.

Please visit the Respect in Sport page on the Hockey Alberta website for more information

Canadian Tire Jump Start


When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.

Your family meets our financial need requirements and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.

Some other important points to note as part of the application process:

  • Cheques are made payable to the service organization identified as the “Payee” in the application form. The Payee is a service organization (such as a local Hockey Association or gymnastic club) which coordinates the sports or physical activity on behalf of the qualifying youth/child.
  • Cheques are never sent to the parent/guardian directly.
  • All approvals are at the sole discretion of the local Jumpstart Chapter and designated Canadian Tire Regional Manager; and are subject to local demands and Chapter budgets.

If you have additional questions, call 1-844-YES-PLAY.


If you are a parent or guardian, you can apply for funding on behalf of your child/children by clicking on the Start Application button below. All information provided will be kept confidential.

Before you start, we ask that you first be able to answer “Yes” to the following questions:

  • Is the child on whose behalf you are applying between the ages of 4-18?Is the funding that you require for a program involving a sport or physical activity?
  • Is your family in a demographic which would be considered in financial need (as defined by Government guidelines)? Click here to check if you meet the financial need criteria.

If you can answer “Yes” to all 3 questions, then you will need to provide the following information as part of the application process. Be sure to have them handy once you click on the Start Application button:

  • Your contact information (name, postal code, telephone number and email address).
  • The first name, last name, gender and date of birth of your child.
  • The details of the sport or physical activity in which your child would like to participate.
  • The amount that you are requesting from Jumpstart.
  • The name of the non-profit/charitable/service organization (Payee) running the sport or physical activity program.
  • Proof of financial need. Anyone of the following will suffice as proof of financial need—income assessment:
    • prior year T4 statement or
    • three consecutive pay stubs.
    Instructions will be provided in the application on how to upload a copy of these documents.

Funds or equipment are provided directly to the Payee on behalf of the qualifying youth or child.

KidsSport Calgary & Area

Apply for Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How does KidSport help?


  • KidSport provides grants to children from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs.

  • KidSport supports programs that provide the child with a sustained sport experience led by qualified instructors.

What Communities does KidSport Calgary service?


  • KidSport Calgary proudly services Calgary and area. This includes the City of Calgary and the communities located within a 50km radius of Calgary.
    Communities we work with “So All Kids Can Play” include those within the 50km radius including but not limited to:
    Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere, Rocky View County, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, High River and Strathmore (*Note Okotoks as their own chapter)

  • If you fall outside of this area or are unsure of the chapter you should apply to you can click here to find out more

Who is eligible to receive a KidSport Grant?


  • Kids aged 18 and under are eligible to apply for a grant.
  • KidSport considers the social and economic barriers facing the family when determining eligibility.
  • Families that are on low income, unemployed, on AISH, currently receiving income support through the provincial government are all
    considered eligible.
  • Grants are allocated for sport registration fees and equipment; travel to competitions is not eligible for funding.
  • A child can receive up to $375 in a calendar year.

What does a KidSport Grant Cover?


  • KidSport Calgary provides financial support up to $375 per child, per the calendar year towards sport registration fees. The calendar year
    runs from January 1 – December 31.
  • If the child needs equipment we will make a referral (upon approval of your KidSport application) to our partners at Comrie’s Sport Equipment Bank. If your child only requires equipment you can apply directly to Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank

When is the deadline to apply?


  • It’s best to submit your application to KidSport as soon as you register your child in the sport program.
  • Programs that are complete are not eligible for funding and KidSport cannot reimburse the family for fees already paid to the sport organization.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply online or send (email, fax or mail) your completed application to our office.
  2. Complete Child Information, Parent/Guardian Information, and Income information. Be sure to complete all fields. We cannot approve an incomplete application.
  3. Complete Sport Program Information after you have registered your child in the sport program (notify the sport organization that you are requesting funds from KidSport.
  4. Must provide proof of *household* income. This needs to be provided for all adults in the household. See the list of suitable financial documents under the income information section of the 2017 KidSport Calgary application form.
  5. Be sure to complete and sign the waiver and release portion of the application form.
  6. You should now have completed all fields on the application form and attached your income information for all adults in your household. You can now submit applications and financial information for all adults in your household. You can now submit applications and financial information via fax, email or post. This information can be found on the application form.
  7. Mail, email or fax your completed application to KidSport Calgary.
  8. Application is reviewed by KidSport within 30 days (If the application is incomplete it will take much longer to review). Cheques for approved applications are mailed to the sport club within two weeks of the review date.


If you do not complete all necessary steps and include the appropriate information we will be unable to fully process your application. To ensure the smoothest and quickest possible application process- all fields of the form should be completed and household financial information should be attached for all adults in your household. Please also note the PAPER APPLICATION IS STILL THE BEST METHOD TO APPLY AS THE ONLINE SYSTEM WILL REQUIRE AN AUTOMATIC FOLLOW UP WHICH WILL DELAY THE PROCESS FOR YOU

“Lindsay’s Kids” Hockey & Ringette Sponsorships

The Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce Lindsay’s Kids” minor hockey/ringette sponsorships for the 2019-2020 season are available for successful, qualifying applicants. Lindsay’s love for the game will see “kids” get to play who could not normally afford to participate. Criteria for the selection of successful applicants will be based on financial need and a personal essay. Applicants must be born between 2002 and 2014 and participate in a program coordinated by Cochrane Minor Hockey Association, Cochrane Recreational Hockey League, and Cochrane Ringette. The sponsorships are available one time only per qualifying child. All applications will be held in the strictest confidence and the successful applicants will not be publicized in any fashion.

Applications are available at Cochrane Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) at 209 2nd Avenue West, online at under “Foundation Gifting” or under “About Us”. Applications must be returned to the FCSS office 10 days prior to the chosen program to be considered. For further details regarding the program please contact the FCSS office at 403-851-2250 to speak to Melissa Engdahl.

If you or your company or organization are interested in helping Lindsay’s Foundation provide more sponsorships for young people to enjoy the thrill of playing on a team please forward your donation to the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation, Box 547, Cochrane, AB T4C 1A7.

Please note on your cheque that funds should go to the “Lindsay’s Kids” program. All donations over $25.00 will receive a charitable donation receipt and 100% of your donation will go to the program


Coach’s Resources

Hockey Alberta – Respect in Sport (mandatory for coaches & ON ICE / Bench Volunteers)

*** RESPECT IN SPORT is MANDATORY for all Coaches and ON ICE / Bench Volunteers . ***

If you have already taken this program, you do not have to take it again. You must, however, ensure that you have submitted a copy of your Certificate to your team manager prior to start of the season.

It only takes about 45 minutes and it is all online.

Please visit the Respect in Sport (Coaches) page on the Hockey Alberta website for more information

Team Manager Resources

Team managers play a vital role in ensuring that coaches and parents are kept up to date on schedules, important dates, changes or announcements. A resource guide will be provided to team managers to assist them with how to perform the necessary duties. Please check back again soon for more information.