Sport is proven to be a powerful tool in helping young people reach their potential. With the support of our teams and community partners, these quality sport programs are delivered at no cost to youth across the city. Our community programs bring people together. They create employment opportunities for local youth leaders. They give youth a chance to get in the game.
READY TO REBOUND
In partnership with the Toronto Raptors and Sunlife, Ready to Rebound brings organized basketball to communities facing barriers at no cost. This non-competitive basketball program is designed for youth ages 8-14. Ready to Rebound reaches youth at the community level offering a chance to learn the basics of basketball while discovering life skills through sport, taught by trained coaches.
HOME ICE HOCKEY
Home Ice Hockey brings non-competitive organized hockey to youth facing barriers at no cost. In partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leaf Alumni Association, adidas and the City of Toronto, Home Ice Hockey activates 12 community sites, including two girls-only locations, and provides protective equipment with on-ice instruction to 350 young hockey enthusiasts. The program operates every weekend from September through March offering youth a chance to learn the basics of hockey while discovering life skills through sport from trained coaches.
Every year, KickStart introduces over 250 youth ages 6-14 to the game of soccer with a focus on physical literacy and fundamental skill development. KickStart is delivered in partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
HOCKEY COACH EDUCATION PROGRAM
MLSE Foundation, the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Association and Scotiabank are teaming up on the Hockey Coach Education Program to provide equitable opportunities for Black, Indigenous and other racialized youth across Ontario to obtain hockey coaching certifications and connect them to coaching positions in their community.
TORONTO ARGONAUTS FLAG FOOTBALL
In partnership with the Toronto Argonauts and Malton Neighbourhood Services, Argos Flag Football is a community-based program bringing non-competitive flag-football for youth facing barriers ages 8-12, in the Malton community. Youth are given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of flag-football while discovering life skills through sport.
In partnership with the Toronto Raptors and Toronto Community Housing, Midnight Basketball provides free basketball programming to youth ages 13-18. The 12-week program runs from 9PM – Midnight on Fridays to help keep youth active at a notoriously dangerous time of night, and provides participants an opportunity to engage in foundational mentorship opportunities & life skills.