Jays Care Community Partners

Jays Care Foundation is looking for teammates as we build a roster of dedicated community partners across Canada committed to making meaningful impact in children’s lives!

Our programs are different from a traditional baseball/softball league because:

  • We use modified baseball equipment.
  • You don’t need access to a baseball diamond – any safe space will do!
  • It is less focused on gameplay.
  • Most hours of the program are spent on teambuilding, drills and skills.
  • There is a strong focus on belonging and implementing a trauma-sensitive approach.
  • All partners are able to offer free or heavily subsidized programming.

Did you know that Jays Care Foundation has different opportunities and streams?

Check out the video below for an example of the types of activities promoted in all Community Partner programs:

Our Impact in 2023:

  • 100 partners running 124 programs.
  • 9,711 children and youth participated in programming.
  • 100% of coaches reported increased confidence in their ability to be physically active/play sports.
  • 97% of coaches reported developing closer and more positive connections with their peers.
  • 93% of coaches reported increased pride and connection to their community.

Feedback from Partners:

"Our facility is located in a lower income community and opportunities for recreational sports and physical activity often come with barriers. This program enabled us to give children and youth, particularly newcomers, with an opportunity to learn a new sport and be active. This opportunity was incredible to provide our children and youth the opportunity to experience baseball!" -Community Partner, ON​

"The Jays Care Challenger Baseball program is one of the things that our campers look forward to the most every year, as it's one of the rare opportunities our Deaf campers get to learn a sport or activity with Deaf trainers. Indeed, some of our participants had never been able to join other sports leagues due to communication barriers. We are grateful to Jays Care for all your support through the years." -Community Partner, ON

"Our organization aims to create a brighter future for our Indigenous youth, but many have barriers to access due to costs or other factors. The partnership with Jays Care helped us reach and satisfy our mandate. Our Indigenous youth suffer from intergenerational trauma, and this partnership with Jays Care helps us provide a positive experience and provide them with movement that adheres to our Indigenous ways of knowing." -Community Partner, SK