Canada Soccer has been working on an initiative with other sports to ‘ask’ of the Federal Government for support of the grassroots sport community in the Federal Budget of 2021.
In support of this funding request, SportHelps.ca was created to facilitate a letter-writing campaign to Federal MPs in order to bring to their attention the impact of COVID-19 on sport across the country especially at the grassroots sport community level.
With just 30 seconds of your time you can ensure local soccer programs have support from all levels of government to continue growing the sport in Canada. Players, parents, and volunteers in our communities all benefit from sport, which is why we have joined the Sport Helps campaign.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many events and programs to be cancelled, reducing revenues and impacting programs from the grassroots, development and National Teams. To help offset these losses and ensure continuity of our programs, we have partnered with other national sports organizations to ask the government for added support.
We want to see programs and events come back strong, and are pushing for investments in the upcoming federal budget. We hope you will lend your voice to help the national soccer community make sure politicians understand what is at stake.
WRITE A LETTER To get active, we ask that you go to www.sporthelps.ca and click the ‘take action’ button.
You can then send a letter with just a few clicks to your local MP, the Minister of Finance and the Minister responsible for Sport in Canada. By entering your name and address the tool will personalize and send the letter on your behalf.