The West End Hockey League (WEHL) recognizes that playing hockey can be expensive. To help ensure that every child with a passion for hockey has the opportunity to play, we list here some of the programs available to families in need of a little extra support.
Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund
Hockey Canada is honoured to support young Canadians with funding towards their hockey registration fees. To donate or apply, please visit:
Canadian Tire is committed to helping all families access a range of activities. Their Individual Child Grants help families in financial need cover the costs of participating in sport and recreation. If your child wants to play, Jumpstart can help! To learn more or to apply, visit:
Equipment for Kids
The Ottawa Senators along with Canadian Tire, the Ottawa Senators Foundation and Hockey Eastern Ontario, are making hockey more accessible by collecting and donating gently used or new hockey equipment. For more information, please visit:
Please click herefor a list of all required equipment.
WEHL Sponsorship Program
The WEHL offers financial assistance to families to further support the cost of playing hockey. This program is funded by donations from WHEL families and is intended to support those who would suffer undue hardship due to registration costs.
If additional assistance is required after applying to the Hockey Canada Assist Fund, Jumpstart or Equipment for Kids programs, please inquire about the WEHL Sponsorship Program by contacting our Treasurer (email@example.com).
To donate to the WEHL Sponsorship Program, please send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WEHL also recognizes that paying for registration fees at once can be a burden for some. To discuss or to arrange paying in installments, please contact our Treasurer (email@example.com).
Julie Dunnigan Memorial Bursary
Since the 2018-2019 season, WEHL has proudly awarded a U18 level player with a $500 scholarship from the Julie Dunnigan Memorial Bursary.
Julie Dunnigan was an active West End Hockey volunteer and former board member who passed away in late 2018. Her family established this bursary to recognize a WEHL player who is advancing to college or university to pursue their academics.
Applications for the 2022-2023 season will open soon.