Every Kid Every Community
The Every Kid Every Community program was launched in 2011, with the goal of ensuring a gateway to play hockey for any child in Alberta who is interested in the sport. The goal is to provide every child in Alberta the opportunity to play hockey, have fun and, in many cases, experience the sport for the first time.
Funding through Every Kid Every Community is available to assist amateur sports organizations, minor hockey organizations, youth groups, recreation groups, or any community group with an idea, project or program that helps establish an event or program to get local children active in hockey. Hockey is a great way for kids to be active, healthy and surrounded by positive leaders in their community. Keeping kids active in sport helps reduce childhood obesity, creates a safe and fun environment and forms friendships.
Funds allocated through Every Kid Every Community are generated through special events coordinated by the Hockey Alberta Foundation, such as the annual Golf Classic, Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame Awards Gala, and the Every Kid Every Community Speaker Series.
As well, the Hockey Alberta Foundation is pleased to accept contributions from individuals, organizations and companies that have become a Teammate in the Every Kid Every Community Donor Club.
In addition, a number of events have Every Kid Every Community as their charity of choice, including the Glencross Roughstock Rodeo and Poker Event, Stollery Family Day Classic, and the ATB Financial Classic PGA Pro Am.
There are two types of grants available:
Player Assistance Grant
Financial support to current or new players looking to play the game of hockey who may not otherwise have the opportunity to do so because of financial hardship. The purpose of the grant program is to retain and increase the number of young hockey players in Alberta.
Funds to create a new program or support an existing program focused on recruiting new players to the game regardless of age, skill or environmental factors. Program Grants are awarded to a maximum of $5,000 per year per group. Possible examples include: floor hockey club (renting space or equipment), try hockey program (renting ice or purchasing equipment), pond hockey program and events.