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Facts about kids and sports in B.C.
  • Kids who are active through sport are physically healthier.
  • Sport also improves mental well-being, reducing kids’ stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Sport helps kids build friendships, gain confidence and develop healthy habits
  • Cost keeps one in three kids out of organized sport, especially kids from marginalized or remote communities.
  • Only 39% of kids and teens aged five to 17 are meeting national physical movement guidelines.
  • In 2021, KidSport BC and its 40 community chapters distributed more than $1.3 million to help 4,164 kids in 132 communities throughout the province.
    • Approximately one-third of grants were for groups that are often under-represented in sport, such as Indigenous children, new Canadians and children with disabilities.
  • In 2021-22, more than 9,800 students participated in After School Sport and Art Initiative in 21 school districts, including under-represented or vulnerable groups, such as children in care, girls, Indigenous students, 2SLGBTQ+ youth, and students with disabilities and diverse abilities.