Links & Resources

Available Funding Providers/Resources:

Autism Funding Unit

At Home Program

BC Rehab Foundation – Individual Grant Program

  • Funding for individuals living with physical disabilities
  • Includes equipment and therapy programs

CKNW Kids’ Fund

  • Provides funding for children with special needs in BC.
  • Funding can be used for therapeutic services (e.g. therapeutic riding), specialized/adaptive equipment, and education (bursaries).
  • Available for children under 19.

Maple Ridge Lions Club

Variety, the Children’s Charity

  • Provides financial assistance for children who have special needs, with the costs of a wide range of equipment, therapies educational, social and recreational programs.
  • For children up to 19 years of age.

Athletics for Kids

  • A privately funded charity to assist B.C. children ages 5 to 18 participate in amateur sport.
  • Child must be currently enrolled in school.
  • Basic registration fees are covered, up to an annual maximum of $600.
  • Camps are not covered.

Canadian Tire/ Jumpstart

  • National Charitable Program that is dedicated to removing financial barriers that prevent children from participating in organized sport.
  • Call the phone number to find your local chapter for more information.

Kidsport British Columbia

  • A community based sport funding program to help kids age 18 and under participate in a season of a sport of their choice.
  • Grants are a maximum of $300, to go towards participation/ registration fees.
  • Sport activities must demonstrate a sustained sport experience (e.g. a season).
  • Camps are not covered.

Professional Associations

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA)
Canadian Sport For Life – For Athletes with Disabilities
Equine Canada
Horse Council of British Columbia (HCBC)
ParaEquestrian Canada
Professional Association of Therapeutic Professionals International