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The Sports for Kids Timmins mandate is to focus on creating conditions that enable and support children and youth to participate in sports, recreation and physical activities. This includes, but is not restricted to, eliminating a range of barriers so children can engage in play, and thus receives all the benefits associated with constructive sport and recreation opportunities.

Sports for Kids Timmins believes that because sport, recreation and physical activity provide documented substantive social, educational and health benefits, they must be accessible to all kids, and that no child/youth should be denied the tremendous associated benefits.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to help the youth of Timmins, between 3 and 18 years of age, overcome social and economic barriers which have prevented or limited their participation in sport, recreation and physical activity. We perform this task by  issuing direct financial subsidies/grants for registration fees and purchase of equipment. All funds raised will be used to assist in funding children from low income families to be able to participate in sporting activities.

 OUR VISION

Our community is one in which sport, recreation and physical activities are accessible to everyone; involvement is highly valued; sport achievement at all levels is celebrated; and no child/youth between 3 and 18 years of age that emmets financial thresholds is denied the benefits and opportunities of participation in the activities and programs of his or her choice. Every young person who has a desire to participate is included.

CHALLENGE:

  • Children and youth between 3 and 18 years of age currently face challenges and barriers in organized sports and recreation programs such as;

  • The lack of facilities,

  • The cutback of after school programs

  • The lure of multimedia, and

  • The rise of registration and equipment.

As a direct result, childhood inactivity has increased.

IMPACT:

The lack of physical activity directly effects health and personal development of children and youth. It also results in childhood obesity. In turn,  this impact spreads to families, our community and our country.

Annual Report 2017 

Sports for Kids Timmins mandate is to focus on creating conditions that enable and support children and youth to participate in sports, recreation and physical activities. This includes eliminating a range of barriers so kids can engage in play, and thus receive all the benefits associated with constructive sport and recreation opportunities.

Sports for Kids Timmins believes that because sport, recreation and physical activity provide documented substantive social, educational and health benefits, they must be accessible to all kids, and that no child/youth should be denied the tremendous associated benefits.

Our community is one in which sport, recreation and physical activities should be accessible to everyone; involvement is highly valued; sport benefits and opportunities of participation in the activities and programs of his or her choice. Every young person who has a desire to participate is included.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Raising funds, gathering resources and building program partners.

  • Providing Sports for Kids Timmins with a strong sustainable organizational structure.

  • Partnering with corporate, charitable and community-based organizations and programs.

  • Identifying and alleviating social and economic barriers in order to positively impact a child/youth’s participation in sport, recreation and physical activities.

  • Being a strong voice and advocate for sport and recreation in our community.

  • Promoting the benefits of physical activity and healthy living.

  • Raising funds to sponsor child applicants to children from low income families.

In 2017 we met all our objectives. In 2017, we helped 219 children participate in more than 319 different sports activities totaling $62,912.85. The dollar amounts being allocated to Timmins children reflect the significant need for low income children to receive assistance for sports activities within our community. Sports for Kids Timmins strives to make a difference in Timmins through the direct issuance of registration and equipment grants to modest and low-income families.

We raised funds through the following endeavors: two golf tournaments; chuck a puck activity at the Timmins Rock hockey games; letter writing campaign to businesses, individuals, and service clubs; criminal justice system donations; draw for a free Hollinger golf membership which is donated; and in memoriam donations.

Strategic Plan for 2018

 Review and strengthen partnerships with the sports groups.

  1. Assign volunteer tasks.

  2. Develop & follow the approved budget.

  3. Focus on our core mission.

  4. Continue with the co-ordinators job and reporting.

  5. Continue with grant program as established with no limit to the total amounts granted.

  6. Review & update policies as required.

  7. Focus on such revenue generation opportunities as: Businesses, Service clubs, In Memoriam.

  8. Update by-laws yearly.

  9. Update resource binders. (Golf tournament, adjudication, presentations and volunteer training) as required.

  10. Promote the Bequest program.

  11. Hold a “Sports for Kids Timmins” Open House August 27th 2018.

  12. Annual Report December 2018

  13. Follow the Work Plan and review at each meeting.

  14. Hold 6 meetings in January, March, June, September, November and December where granting, finance and fundraising reviewed and approved by the board.

  15. Hold an Annual Meeting, Elections and approve updated By-laws December 14th 2018

  • The work plan is divided into six general functional areas:

    • Administration/Governance

    • Finance

    • Programs & Services

    • Revenue Generation

    • Community Awareness/Advocacy/Relations

    • Planning

Colleen Landers

President Sports for Kids Timmins

 Annual Report 2017 Sports for Kids Timmins

 


APPOINTMENT PROXY:Appointment-as-Proxy-SPORTS FOR KIDS TIMMINS (1)

MEMBERSHIPS: membership-form-2019 Sports for Kids Membership.doc 2019

By Laws: The new By Laws now require anyone who wants to be a board member or attend and vote at the annual meeting to purchase a membership before Dec 1 2019 for the 2019 AGM. Memberships are for sale at the office.

2018 Sports for Kids Timmins By Laws  2018 ByLaws Sports for Kids Timmins doc

Policies:

Policy _1 Adjudication 2018 Policy _1 Adjudication 2018

Policy #2 Conflict of Interest Code conduct .docx 2018 (2)

Policy _3.docx 2018 (2)


Sports for Kids Timmins  Board 2018

Phone: 268-1112
396 Theriault Blvd, Timmins, Ontario P4N5B6
Mailing address:P.O.Box 732, Timmins Ontario  P4N 7G2
E-mail: sportsforkidstimmins.com

Website: www.sportsforkidstimmins.com 

 

Name

address

contact number

email

Landers, Colleen
President
388 Ross Avenue EastTimmins, ON

P4N 5X3

(H) 267-3048
(F) 266-9136(C) 266-3201
clanders@fibreop.ca
MacDonald, Anne
Vice President
     
Clausi, Louis
Treasurer
     
Vaillancourt, Greg
Secretary
     
 Columbus, Louise      
Columbus, Troy      
Attle, Theresa      
Comand-Desmarais, Carla    
 Lionello, Mark      
 Smith, Vanessa      
 Vane, Bill      
Paquette, Taylor      

Sullivan, Carrie  

 Office Coordinator    

Sullivan, Steve

Griener, Kevin

Bertotti, Mario

Corriveau, Jerry

 Honorary Members

 FRIENDS  of SPORTS for KIDS TIMMINS

These are local residence that believe in the Sports for Kids Timmins program and are willing to assist the board at special events or on special projects.  We thank them for their support as without them we could run special events or certain programs. If you are interested in becoming a “Friend of Sports for Kids Timmins” please contact the office.

Sports for Kids Timmins Backgrounder:

Sports for Kids Timmins is a children’s charitable program which helps disadvantaged kids overcome social and economical barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport, through the issuance of registration fees and/or equipment grants.

The Vision :Sports for Kids Timmins believes that sport should be accessible, and that no child should be denied the benefits and opportunities of

participation in sport.

The Volunteers: The Sports for Kids Timmins Board of Directors is comprised of the following members, please see the board of

Demonstrated Need: Sports for Kids Timmins is one of many strategies that have resulted from the Timmins Youth Needs Assessment and Strategy Development Project (TYNA). The study, conducted in 1998, gathered both information from over 1700 Timmins youth (grades 7-13) in the form of questionnaires and focus groups. Significantly, both junior (36%) and senior (41%) youth identified high costs as the second most common barrier preventing them from participation in leisure activities. What’s more is that both the intermediate and high school focus groups, comprised of over 125 youth, listed fitness and recreation as the first and second priority respectively to be addressed within the Timmins community.

Contact Us: Should you have any questions about Sports for Kids Timmins, you would like to make a donation or an application for a child/youth in need of assistance to play sports, simply call (705) 268-1112.

 Fact: Hometown hockey star Steve Sullivan is a strong supporter and honorary board member of Sports for Kids Timmins.

Fact: Sports for Kids Timmins is not only for hockey – it’s for ALL SPORTS!!

Fact: A minimum of 95% of all funds raised by Sports for Kids Timmins goes directly to a child/youth to enable them to play sports.

Fact: We give out vouchers for all sports that are listed on our sports contact page through a voucher system that is granted based on gross family income.

Fact: We are a registered charity and can issue tax receipts Charitable # 824143721 RR0001.

Sport is one of the few activities where children have the potential to experience positive physical, mental, emotional and social development all in the same environment. Sport has a powerful influence over children, acting as a prevention tool for many societal problems.

The Benefits of Sport & Recreation

Physical Benefits: Physical activity on a regular basis can increase a person’s life expectancy.

  • Sport promotes healthy active living, instilling positive eating habits, regular exercise routines and positive lifestyle choices that remain with children forever.

  • Sport increases a child’s physical fitness, strength, endurance, flexibility and aerobic capacity.

  • Regular physical activity strengthens the heart and lungs, increases energy levels, helps children maintain a healthy body weight and increases subjective well-being.

Psychological Benefits: Exercise effects structural and chemical changes within the central nervous system, regular         

exercise is associated with:      

  • Faster information processing, problem-solving skills and execution of cognitive tasks.

  • Advanced motor skills, creativity and self-expression contributing to a child’s intellectual capacity.

  • Prevention of various mental health disorders by improving a child’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety as physical activity provides a stress release and has a positive affect on mood.

Social/Developmental Benefits: Sport & recreation teaches children essential lifelong social and developmental skills.

  • Sport promotes: hard work, dedication, teamwork, self-discipline, positive thinking, self-confidence, leadership skills and respect for authority.

  • Sport reduces feelings of isolation, loneliness and alienation, providing a constructive pass time where children can feel a part of a team.

  • Children who are highly physically active achieve greater social success, greater leadership, peer acceptance and higher social competence.

Family & Community Benefits: Children are socialized both in the family and the community. For optimal growth

  and development children require a strong sense of community and social unity.

  • Sport can be used as a unifying force to bring families and community members closer together.

  • Sport provides role models for the pursuit of personal excellence, building the value of teamwork and community pride.

  • In virtually all sports, once the game begins, social distinctions disappear and the game is centered on fun.

  • Families that are active together tend to be more cohesive throughout life.

  • Physically active people are more likely to volunteer within the community.

  • If one parent is active with a child, that child is 40% more likely to be active, this percentage doubles if both parents are physically active.

Prevention: Sport & recreation reduces self-destructive behaviour and negative social activity in youth.

  • Sport reduces both the incidence and severity of illness and disability.

  • Physical activity is essential for preventing child obesity, sport regulates obesity since it increases energy expenditure, suppresses appetite, increases metabolic rate and increases lean body mass.

  • Sport teaches children to control aggressive responses, hardships and pain in times of defeat.

Sports for Kids Timmins focuses on raising money so they can grant vouchers for registration and equipment so that all children have the opportunity to benefit from the endless advantages sport offers through a child’s developmental process.

Importance of Sport Participation

 






OPEN HOUSE SPORTS EVENING August 27th, 2018 5PM - 8PM Sportsplex Arena