Grants & Funding for Players

The Greater Toronto Hockey League is committed to removing barriers to participation and providing information on available funding for sport.

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Senior Manager, Membership Services – Brian Kyla-Lassila at


Donate to the GTHL Legacy Fund


The GTHL Legacy Fund was established in 2011 in an effort to help families in need of financial support, and to assist organizations in funding hockey programs with a focus on child and community development.

As of 2019, the GTHL has distributed funds through our granting partners.

For more information on the GTHL Legacy Fund or to donate click HERE.


Jumpstart & GTHL - Playmakers Program


Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) continues to make it easier for families to play the game they love. In partnership with the GTHL, Jumpstart is offering Individual and Community Grants as part of the Playmakers Grant Program.

The funding is open to both GTHL organizations and individual players.

Community Grants will assist with operational support and programming support to specifically aid organizations with the costs of delivering sport and recreational programming. Applications for the Playmakers Community Grant can be submitted through Jumpstart’s grant system. All applications will be evaluated and prioritized using an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) score based on the applicant’s efforts to address systemic barriers to sport and recreation. Organizations are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to EDI in their application by submitting an initiative or letter of support from an equity serving group in their community that shows the organization’s efforts to grow the game. Interested organizations can register and apply by visiting:

Individual Grants can be used to support registration fees associated with either GTHL house league or competitive programs. Applications are to be submitted through Jumpstart’s grant system via, and will be required to meet Jumpstart grant criteria. Grants will be a maximum of $500 per child.

For more information, click HERE.


Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund


The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund that has been created to provide help to Canadians experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. The Assist Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association, helping young Canadians get back on the ice in their communities.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.




KidSport is a grass roots Canadian non-profit organization providing support to under-resourced youth 18 years of age and under by removing financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

For more information and to apply click HERE.


Grindstone Award Foundation

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Each and every day, The Grindstone Award Foundation works toward supporting more girls to play hockey with the ultimate goal of ensuring that any girl who wants to play the game they love can play – regardless of their financial situation. Nothing is more important to us than our mission of helping girls benefit from all the positive values that team sports have to offer, on and off the ice.  

At Grindstone, we fund opportunities for female hockey players under 19 years of age. Applicants will be evaluated and prioritized using an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) score based on their individual barriers to sport and recreation. Applicants must also meet the required Grindstone Award Foundation criteria, which can be found at

The selected grant recipients are awarded a maximum of $500 per child to be used towards paying registration fees to their local hockey associations or the costs of the equipment needed to play safely.

For more information about the Grindstone Award Foundation, click HERE.

Reach out to if you have any questions.


Their Opportunity

TheirOpportunityTheir Opportunity is a national children’s charity that delivers and subsidizes local sport for development and community engagement programming. Our programs and services help eliminate barriers of access and promote a lifestyle of giving back, empowering youth to reach their full potential.

Their Opportunity has the vision to educate, uplift and support children to overcome barriers through the strength of sport and generosity.

Since its inception, Their Opportunity has helped provide opportunities for over 45,000 children and assisted thousands more through its Giveback Program translating to 585,000+ recreation hours157,500+ hours of community service or engagement in 55 communities across Canada.

For more information and to apply, click HERE.