The City of Edmonton has finalized a partnership agreement with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) to provide more opportunities for youth to participate in sport and recreation. Through the partnership, the organizations look forward to working together to plan and introduce new programming and activities at the Clareview Community Recreation Centre in an effort to increase access for marginalized and vulnerable groups.
The organizations share a history of partnering on positive community building in Edmonton, recently collaborating on the construction of the popular Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Clareview District Park.
Partnering with organizations that share a vision for building healthy communities helps to relieve taxpayer pressure and ensure that essential recreation services are available at an affordable price for all Edmontonians.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Jumpstart, an organization that shares the City of Edmonton’s vision to build vibrant and healthy communities where everyone feels like they belong,” said Roger Jevne, Branch Manager of Community Recreation and Culture with the City of Edmonton. “Jumpstart has become a valuable partner over the years, and their sponsorship support will help ensure everyone can access quality recreation for years to come.”
Jumpstart is a national charity dedicated to enriching the lives of kids in need through sport and physical activity. Since 2005, Jumpstart has removed financial and accessibility barriers to help more than 3 million kids across Canada participate in sport and recreation.
“Building off the success of the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground in Clareview, we are proud to continue our mission in the community by providing more opportunities for kids and families to access sport and recreation through this partnership,” said Marco Di Buono, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “By collaborating with the City of Edmonton, we are advancing a shared vision of a more inclusive and healthier future for Canada’s youth.”
The partnership will see the Clareview Community Recreation Centre renamed the Jumpstart Community Recreation Centre in Clareview. New signage on the facility with the building’s new name will be installed in 2023.
The City of Edmonton is also pursuing facility partnerships for select recreation locations, including Terwillegar, The Meadows and Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centres.