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 for the 2022-2023 season.

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 beginning August 16, 2022 through to February 2023 (or when funding runs out). 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 for Individual Grants will open August 16, 2022 through to February 2023 (or when funding runs out). 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.