Labour Council delegates heard a passionate plea from the Chair of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chapter of KidSport at our October membership meeting.
John Cooper, a recently-retired member of CUPE Local 791, has worked to increase access to sports and recreation for his entire career. Now that he has left full-time employment, he works to promote KidSport, a charity which helps families pay for their children to participate in organized sports and recreation programs.
He pointed out that children from low-income families are far less likely to participate in organized sports due to the cost. KidSport grants support over 60,000 children and youth each year to participate.
Consider having your union Local make a donation to KidSport!