Minor Hockey Foundation of Ontario
Enhancing youth accessibility to the great sport of hockey in Ontario
About the foundation
Each year, minor hockey associations across Ontario support numerous charities and charitable foundations.
Thousands of dollars are generated, and many causes and programs benefit from this support. In 2000, the Minor Hockey Foundation of Ontario (MHFO) was created to support minor hockey players in the Province of Ontario. The MHFO Financial Subsidy program provides financial relief to minor hockey players who are currently experiencing difficulty raising enough funds to
participate in the game. Through the Let’s Learn Hockey program, we’re helping make the game of hockey more accessible in communities across Ontario.
The Foundation exists to enhance the health, education, and well-being of the youth of our province through enhancing accessibility to the great sport of hockey
Let’s Learn Hockey program
The MHFO offers Let’s Learn Hockey in communities across Ontario. This program provides disadvantaged children in Ontario the opportunity to participate in the game of hockey at a time when they might otherwise, not be able. Each year, the program invites children (including from the Children’s Aid Society and Big Brothers and Big Sisters) to our one-day hockey orientation camp.
The program provides a full set of hockey equipment that each participant may keep. Subsidies are available towards minor hockey registration fees for the season immediately following the orientation event.
Registration subsidy program
This program provides a financial subsidy to assist Ontario minor hockey players experiencing financial difficulties towards payment of the minor hockey registration fees.
Ways you can help
Time is a valuable donation and we are always looking for volunteers to help with events, organize equipment, assist the kids, trainers and skate instructors. Please reach out to us if you would like to volunteer, thank you.
Sponsoring children for the ‘lets Learn Hockey Program” is another way to invest in the future. We currently have a number of teams and associations making a commitment to sponsor a child for this program. Donations can be made through the following: mail, phone or in-person.
In memory or tribute gift
When a gift is received, the Foundation advises the family or friend of your thoughtfulness. You, as the donor, will benefit from a tax receipt and the knowledge that your gift truly did make a difference in the future of a minor hockey child and hockey communities in Ontario.
Our program allows for two payment options: from your credit card or directly from a chequing account. Monthly giving also allows you to spread your gift out over a twelve month period and receive a single charitable donation receipt for tax purposes at the end of the year.
Your community group can organize a special event to benefit the Foundation. This could include anything from a golf tournament. barbecue, walk-a-than, skate-a-than, hockey tournament. or even a lemonade stand. The MHF can provide support to your event if needed.
These donations are not always given right away but they are important to the Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario in improving and expanding programs and services the Foundation offers. Planned gifts come in various forms such as: Bequests, Insurance Policies, Annuities and Property.