August 17, 2022 – Government of PEI: Extra funding for Prince Edward Island’s KidSport program is boosting demand from families interested in having their children participate in sport programs “Our last budget made more funds available for KidSport participants while allowing more families to participate.
“As a result, we are seeing an upswing in interest,” says Health and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson. “As we cheer on and support Team PEI in the Canada Games, it is a great reminder of the positive benefits of participating in sports and staying active, especially for young Islanders.”
PEI allocated an additional $200,000 to KidSport in its last budget in order to expand the eligibility criteria to support more young Islanders to participate in sports activities across the Island. The program now provides up to $600 per child for households with annual household income of $60,000 or less per year.
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