The KidSport concept was initially proposed when Sport BC's Board of Directors acknowledged that rising costs of registration fees and equipment were ultimately leading to reduced participation of children in sport and recreation programs. Recognizing the invaluable benefits of sport, the Board created KidSport as a solution to help get kids into sport whose families face financial challenges.
KidSport was adopted nationally in 1993 at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Council of Provincial and Territorial Sport Federations (CCPTSF). Today there are 11 provincial and territorial chapters and more than 178 community KidSport committees working hard to support kids across Canada.
In 1995, the KidSport program was launched in Edmonton.