Scholarships and Fee Assistance
PURPOSE of the Program
North Toronto Soccer is committed to making soccer accessible to as many youth players as possible from the North Toronto community. Low or reduced income should not be a barrier to committed players who desire to learn to play and to realize their full potential in the sport.
The club's Scholarship Fund provides fees subsidies of 25% to 90% to eligible players, across all club programs.
HOW is the Program Funded?
A portion of club program fees is allocated to this fund, typically 2%. This is supplemented by generous donations from North Toronto families, the North Toronto Sports Foundation, and the major portion of revenue from community sponsors.
WHO the Program Supports
In each year between 2016 and 2020, over $150,000 in scholarships and fee subsidies was provided by North Toronto Soccer to committed players from families who would not otherwise have been able to keep their children in soccer.
Many of those being supported are refugees, are living in family shelters, or have been identified by community social service agencies. Others are from families with low incomes, either on an ongoing basis or sometimes in temporarily diminished circumstances.
ELIGIBILITY for Fee Assistance
Fee assistance is based on family income - for the previous year, or for the current year if the family financial situation has changed materially - and the number of people in the household. The level of assistance available is calculated based on the Low Income Cut Off (LICO) chart published by Statistics Canada.
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