P.R.O. Kids
Positive Recreational Opportunities for Kids
City of Saint John
171 Adelaide Street, P.O. Box 1971
Saint John, NB
E2L 4L1

Phone: (506) 642-7529
Fax:(506) 658-2902

This program is specifically for children and youth in financial need who are 18 years of age and under and who live in Saint John, Rothesay, Quispamsis or GrandBay-Westfield.

If you live outside of these municipalities your child is not eligible for funding from P.R.O. Kids - Saint John. However, you may be eligible to apply for assistance from KidSport NB or Canadian Tire Jumpstart 

Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis.

A list of Available Sports, Recreaction, Arts & Culture Programs can be found HERE
First Name of Child

  Last Name of Child

  Date of Birth
   dd   mm  yyyy

Name of Parent / Guardian
Relationship to Child

  Has this child been assisted by P.R.O. Kids before?        
Street Address

  Postal Code

Primary Phone

  Other Phone (Mobile, Work, etc)

Household Size:
# of Children under 18                
1 Parent                            2 Parent
Do you have Legal Custody of Child
            YES               NO
If You are Applying For other children, please list their names (you will still need to fill out a separate application for each)

e.g. Jane Doe, John Doe

Please check all that apply to your current situation:
Unemployed             Social Assistance          NB Public Housing        
Access to a Vehicle   Renting                          Mortgage                      
Retired                       EI or Disability Benefit   One Income Family        
Part Time Work Only  Child Support / Alimony Dual Income Family      

  • You may apply for 1 season at a time and no more than 1 season ahead.  
  • Applicants are eligible to apply for additional seasons, once their previous application has been approved.
  • Some programs (e.g. Hockey or Cheerleading), run for more than one season, yet only require 1 application. P.R.O. Kids staff will contact each parent to discuss each application and conditions for re-applying once their application reaches the top of the waitlist.
  • Applications are processed one season ahead of time.  Processing times range from an average of 4 - 12 weeks, depending on the volume of applications.
  • Applications can be submitted after deadlines, but they are still processed on a first come, first served basis.
SeasonProgram Start Application Deadline
Programs Starting after March 1st
January 31st
SummerPrograms Starting after June 1stMarch 31st
FallPrograms Starting after September 1stMay 31st
WinterPrograms Starting after December 1stOctober 31st

Please select the kind of assistance you are requesting from P.R.O. Kids
 Help with Registration Fees
 Transportation (P.R.O. Kids may be able to assist families who do not have the means of getting their child to their activity)
 Equipment  (P.R.O. Kids has access to new and used equipment for a variety of programs)

First Choice:


Program Start Date:

Program End Date

e.g. Soccere.g. Springe.g. April 10e.g. May

Cost of Program:

Name of Program (if known):

e.g. Saint John Soccer Club
e.g. $95e.g. U12 
Alternate Choice:


Program Start Date:

Program End Date

Cost of Program:

Name of Program (if known):

Is this child currently registered in any other paid sport, recreation, art or cultural program   yes  no
If yes, please Describe:

How much can you afford to contribute towards your child's program costs? $ e.g. $25
Monthly  One time contribution

Please provide at minimum 1 reference (other than a family member or friend) who is familiar with your personal situation and is able to verify that your family has financial need.

Example: Social Worker, Teacher, Case Manager, Coach, Clergy, Physician, Group Leader, Guidance Counsellor, Police Officer, Boss, Lawyer, etc)

Name of 1st Reference:
     Relationship to Family
 If, Other, please describe

Telephone:  E-mail

Name of 2nd Reference:

    Relationship to Family
If, Other, please describe

Telephone E-mail

Name of Person Completing this Form    

Relationship to Child/Youth:

If, Other, please describe

 By Checking this box, I hereby confirm that I am the parent/guardian of the applicant, or I have the explicit and expressed permission of the parent/guardian, to submit this application on the parent/guardian’s behalf. Furthermore, I hereby authorize (or have received authorization from the parent/guardian of the applicant) P.R.O. Kids to contact the above references to release personal information so that P.R.O. Kids may verify and confirm the financial need of the applicant having regard to the economic circumstances of the applicant.

 By Checking this Box, I signify my understanding that all personal information collected by P.R.O. Kids - Saint John is kept strictly confidential, subject to the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) and I hereby consent to the collection of personal information respecting the applicant by P.R.O. Kids.  Personal information is collected solely to maintain a record of applicants participating or utilizing courses, activities, or facilities and to enable the placement of the applicant in the activity of their choice. I hereby consent to P.R.O. Kids sharing personal information respecting the applicant (as may be necessary) with the organization(s) the applicant is interested in attending as well as organizations such as Canadian Tire Jumpstart in order to obtain additional funding to support the placement of this applicant.

 By Checking this box. I hereby confirm that I am the parent/guardian of the applicant, or I have the explicit and expressed consent from the parent/guardian that the parent/guardian will be responsible for supervision of their child while participating in activities related to this application.






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