Update: Recreation and Leisure Service - Children's Fitness Tax Credit

posted Nov 12, 2008, 6:39 AM by Doug Maynard   [ updated Nov 12, 2008, 6:58 AM ]
Our colleagues at the Ottawa Children's Treatment Centres would like our CN-CYR community to help spread the word about the Children's Fitness Tax Credit.  This is a great opportunity for all families and we want to encourage families to increase their level of physical activity and get involved in community recreation programming. 

Please read the information below and pass it along to any family/client you feel would benefit from this amazing opportunity.


Children's Fitness Tax Credit 

Starting with the 2007 tax year, the Government of Canada allows a non-refundable tax credit based on eligible fitness expenses paid by parents to register a child in a prescribed program of physical activity. 

The following information is for parents of children who are, at the beginning of the year in which an eligible fitness expense is paid, under the age of 16 or, if eligible for the disability tax credit, under the age of 18. 

If you are part of an organization that provides programs of physical activity for children, please see Information for organizations providing prescribed programs of physical activity

The web link is http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/whtsnw/fitness-eng.html