KidSport NWT

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. Nationally, KidSport is comprised of a network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 166 community KidSport chapters. Since its creation in 1993, over 750,000 kids across the country have been given the chance to play sport through KidSport grants and sport introduction programming.

Mission Statement

We believe that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

KidSport Chapters

Nationally, KidSport provides support and resources to a network of 177 provincial/territorial and community chapters.  Each chapter manages all operations, including fundraising, application intake and grant distribution for its community or province. 

Benefits to the Community:

KidSport believes in the values and benefits of kids playing organized sport and we know that sport will provide them with the opportunity to:

  • Become physically active
  • Improve their self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Learn life-long skills
  • Improve their academic performance
  • Make new friends
  • Share and celebrate their culture
  • Contribute to a strong, healthy community

KidSport NWT Committee

All applications are received by the KidSport NWT coordinator, Tyler Rentmeister, and then reviewed by the KidSport NWT committee, which is comprised of individuals in the NWT community.  All committee members sign a confidentiality agreement and only have access to required information.  All applications are kept in a secure location and shredded after financial reporting is completed. Any questions about the KidSport NWT process or the organization can be emailed to

The KidSport NWT Committee is currently seeking 2-3 new committee members.  The committee terms of reference are available below.  If you're interested, please submit a letter stating why you would be a a good addition to the Committee as well as a resume to