Financial Assistance Programs Available

1)  GCWCC Program Registration Fee Subsidy Grant

To apply for the GCWCC Subsidy, register as follows;

  1. Register the participant online using the Hockey Canada Registry.  During checkout, select “Other” as the payment method.

  2. Print your invoice and exit the online registration system.

  3. Take a copy of your FGNHA invoice to your local Community Club Office

  4. Complete the GWCC application process with your Community Club office.

  5. Once the GCWCC application process has been approved by the Community Club Office (and the Minimum Parental Contribution has been paid), it is the member’s responsibility to contact the FGNHA Registrar (email  The Registrar will then add the child to the list of registered participants.

The GCWCC grant can be applied to the actual program “Registration Fee” only.  Team fees (practice ice, tournament fees) are ineligible.

For more information on the GCWCC or detailed subsidy information requests go to

Note:  Please ensure the GCWCC application is submitted well in advance of the preseason skates or try outs (prior to Sept. 1st).  Under no circumstances will a player be registered or allowed to attend preseason skates or try outs, prior to approval.  

2)  Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program that helps financially disadvantaged kids ages 4-18 participate in organized sport and recreation.

Since each child’s financial needs are unique and in order to assist as many kids as possible, funding levels vary depending on these variables.  In 2013, a child could receive up to a maximum of $150 per activity for two different activities, through the year.

The grant can be applied towards hockey registration fees. Team fees (practice ice, tournament fees) are ineligible. Payment is made directly to FGNHA on behalf of the family/child.

3)  Hockey Winnipeg Dianne Woods Memorial Player Financial Assistance

Proceeds from Hockey Winnipeg’s Dianne Woods Memorial Player Financial Assistance Program can be applied to program registration fees and/or team fees (practice ice, tournament fees).  Funding is sent directly to FGNHA on behalf of the qualifying youth or child.  The amount of annual funding is determined by Hockey Winnipeg’s VP of Operations, in conjunction with the Executive Director subject to annual maximums and/or local demands.

4)  Kidsport

Based on demonstrated need, Kidsport assistance of up to $300 per individual is available to children ages 18 and under to help offset the cost of registration fees.  Team fees (practice ice, tournament fees) are ineligible.  Funding is sent directly to FGNHA on behalf of the qualifying youth or child.

5)  Grindstone Award Foundation

The Grindstone Award Foundation is a newly formed Registered Canadian Charity that provides financial support and equipment to young female hockey players in need.  Visit for details.

6) Lace Em Up

The Lace'Em Up Foundation for Kids has supported thousands of youth from low income families with funding to play hockey. We strive to create equal opportunity for all children to participate in hockey.

7)  Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund 

The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund dedicated to helping Canadian youth return to hockey during and after COVID-19. It will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants registered with a sanctioned Hockey Canada association. This new program aims to help Canadian families and communities get youth back on the ice through registration fee support. Applications can be done by the families themselves OR on behalf of those in need by their local MHA. There are eligibility criteria to consider, and please note that these applications require families/applicants to divulge sensitive information regarding their income and socioeconomic status. This information is never shared publicly and is used solely for fulfilling application criterion.

Assist Fund website is here

Application Form is here


Contact: Denise Ferreira, Registrar


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