About Kidsport Richmond

Who is KidSport™

KidSport™ was established by Sport BC in 1993 and is a community based sport charity. Since its inception in British Columbia, KidSport™ has grown to include national and provincial/territorial chapters operating across Canada. In 2017 there were more than 170 local community chapters that have raised in excess of $6 million dollars and provided a season of sport to more than 57,000 Canadian children in 65 different sports.

KidSport™ Richmond was formed in the fall of 2008 and is one of 43 chapters in B.C. We are a community chapter of KidSport™ BC, which is part of Sport BC, the provincial federation for sport. To date the Richmond chapter has granted over $360,000 to 1,750 recipients, to 61 community sports organizations. 

Introduction – Our Philosophy & Mission

Our Goal…

The primary goal of all children’s sport programming is for each child to have fun and to want to play again next season. Children should feel there will always be a place for sport in their lives and that sport will always have a place for them. The KidSport™ Program has been created to help overcome financial obstacles preventing some young people from participating in organized sport.

Our Work…

KidSport™ identifies needs in the community, raises funds, and supports programs that create new opportunities for young people “So All Kids Can Play.”

Our Belief…

Young people can learn more than athletic skills from sport. Sport provides a lifelong opportunity for self-expression and self-discovery. Sport challenges can teach children the value of leadership, desire, planning, practice, hard work, honesty, sacrifice, dedication, positive thinking and self-confidence. Sport emphasizes exercise, commitment, discipline, and conditioning, and can start children on the path to a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle begun at a young age can last a lifetime and benefit not only the child but the rest of the community.

Our Challenge…

Child poverty is on the rise making it difficult for many children to access sport. As well, Statistics Canada has recently reported an alarming decline in participation rates of organized sport in large part due to the cost. Ensuring that children have access to sport, and the values and skills that sport teaches, is more critical than ever.

Our Aim…

KidSport™ helps provide children up to the age of eighteen access to sport opportunities and experiences in both team and individual sports “So All Kids Can Play.”

Our Mission…

KidSport™ Richmond is a non-profit organization that is part of a national and provincial network of community based volunteer groups whose goal is to ensure that kids in financial need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. We believe that sport and physical activity provides a life-long opportunity for self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and increased self confidence for kids.

Our Privacy Statement…

Understandably, the protection of individual privacy is a primary concern of the contacts of KidSport™ Richmond. KidSport has created the following privacy statement in order to demonstrate its firm commitment to maintaining the privacy of all contact correspondence.

KidSport™ Richmond collects contact information from; its web site through its online forms, through paper applications forms for KidSport™ grants, volunteer application forms and event entry forms ONLY for the purposes of continuing future correspondence. All personal information collected is held in the strictest confidence; KidSport™ Richmond does not use this information for any other purpose other than that stated above, nor does it sell, rent or otherwise improperly disclose this information to outside parties.

If you have any questions about the privacy statement above or the practices and conduct of the KidSport™ Richmond in general, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us.