Who can apply?

  • Children and youth up to the age of 18
  • Children and youth from low-income families who cannot afford to pay for activities
  • Children and youth who are not already registered in a paid sport or activity. PRO Kids only supports one program per child, per seasonBoys playing football

How do I apply?

Online

  1. Download the PRO Kids Application Form
  2. Check out our list of partner programs. This list is also in our recreation guide The Key.
  3. Write which activity your child wants to be in (e.g. Swimming) and the partner organization that runs it (e.g. Churchill Pool) on the form.
  4. Give us the name of a reference on the form. Someone who can speak on behalf of your financial situation. Examples: social worker, financial advisor, teacher or employer. You can also use financial statements like a pay statement, ODSP or TBDSSAB statement. 
  5. Upload the completed application here.
Are you using Google Chrome or Firefox?
Google Chrome and Firefox users should follow these instructions:
  1. Download the PRO Kids Application Form
  2. Application form will open in a new tab.
  3. Do not fill out form in this window. Instead click the "Download" button by placing the mouse over the top right corner of your screen. A tool bar will appear. Click the arrow pointing down.
  4. Save PDF in desired folder under desired name.
  5. Once saved, close browser tab with blank PDF form.
  6. Open the application form you saved on your computer.
  7. Fill our form. Save.
  8. Go back to the Apply page on the PRO Kids website.
  9. Upload the completed application here.

Applying by mail, fax or in person

  1. Download our PRO Kids Application Form or pick up a paper from one of these City locations:
    • Mary JL Black Library 
    • Waverly Library
    • County Park Library
    • Brodie Library
    • Volunteer Pool 
    • Churchill Pool
    • Canada Games Complex
    • Victoriaville Civic Centre 
  2. Check out our list of partner programs. This list is also in our recreation guide The Key
  3. Write which activity your child wants to be in (e.g. Swimming) and the partner organization that runs it (e.g. Churchill Pool) on the form.
  4. Give us the name of a reference on the form. Someone who can speak on behalf of your financial situation. Examples: social worker, financial advisor, teacher or employer. You can also use financial statements like a pay statement, ODSP or TBDSSAB statement
  5. Forms can be mailed, faxed or dropped off at:
    • City of Thunder Bay
    • Victoriaville Civic Centre, Recreation & Culture Division
    • 111 Syndicate Ave S
    • Thunder Bay ON P7E 6S4
    • Fax: (807)625-1444

What happens after I apply?

  • You will still have to register with the activity partner organization for the program.
  • PRO Kids staff will send a list of PRO Kids applicants to the activity provider.
  • At the same time you will either get a letter of acceptance by email or mail.
  • The letter will give you instructions on how to register!

Disclosure of personal information

Filling out a PRO Kids application requires you to disclose personal information to the City.

  • None of your personal information will be shared, rented, sold or otherwise released to any third party without your consent.
  • The personal information is collected in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for the purpose of processing PRO Kids applications.
  • Any collection of personal information made by the City is made under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Protect your personal information

If you are uploading the application and this workstation is location in a public area it is your responsibility to protect your personal information.

  • It is your responsibility to protect your personal information from being view by others who may be present while you are using this work station.
  • To protect your privacy, please logoff the workstation when you are finished with your application.

Questions?

You can contact us any time. Email our PRO Kids Coordinator or call 807-625-3212.

If you require a PDF in an accessible format, email our Municipal Accessibility Specialist.

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