Active Families Benefit Returns in Saskatchewan
Today, the government introduced The Active Families Benefit Act, 2021. This legislation will re-establish the Active Families Benefit to increase youth participation in sports, culture and other recreational activities.
“The Active Families Benefit will make children’s activities more affordable for families across Saskatchewan,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said. “Participation in sports, culture and recreational activities is a key part of building communities and developing Saskatchewan youth.”
The Benefit will provide families with an annual income of less than $60,000 up to $150 per year, per child or $200 per year for children who are eligible for the federal Child Disability Tax Credit.
The benefit is expected to assist 20,500 families or 34,000 children at an investment of $4.0 million per year.
This investment is part of the 2021-22 Budget and will be retroactive to January 1, 2021. Parents who enroll their children in sport, culture and recreation activities in the 2021 calendar year are therefore reminded to keep their receipts so they may claim the benefit with their 2021 tax filings.
For more information on the Active Families Benefit visit the frequently asked questions at https://saskatchewan.ca/residents/parks-culture-heritage-and-sport/sport-and-recreation/programs-and-supports or call 306-798-9043.