Financial Assistance

We keep fees low, but there are assistance options

At VMHA, we believe that no child should be unable to play due to financial restraints and that no family should suffer financial hardship in order for their child to play. 
 
That's why all  fees will remain the same as last season, with no increase.  And that's why VMHA skills clinics are priced well below what you'll pay for comparable skills training in the Lower Mainland.
 
For those who could use some help in covering the costs of hockey, see the links below for agencies that offer grants for hockey registration. And if you've applied for grants, please let our Registrar know after you've registered with VMHA.
 
Please note that all grants are only available for basic registration fees.  Fees for skills camps, 'A' team tryouts, additional team fees, and equipment costs, aren't covered by grants.
 
Please visit the following websites who offer grants toward basic registration fees:

Hockey Access Fund

The VMHA Hockey Access Fund was created in conjunction with the Britannia Community Centre to provide opportunity to those under the age of 18 without adequate financial means, the ability to access funds allowing them to participate in organized hockey within the Vancouver Minor Hockey Association.

VMHA and Britannia believe strongly in the power of team sports as important tools in helping set positive goals, create bonds, build community and learn valuable life skills.

We believe that any child with a desire to play and learn should be given the chance to play alongside their school friends or neighbours. Our Mission is to create, maintain and disburse from a self-perpetuating fund designed to improve inclusion within the VMHA among financially challenged families by helping lower those financial barriers.

The fund will be primarily sustained through proceeds of our Britannia Ice Rink Concession, currently open through the hockey season from October to February. These net proceeds are then matched by our partners at Britannia Community Centre.

In addition, we will of course accept corporate and personal donations, as well as entertain sponsorship opportunities should the fit be appropriate.

Grants will be disbursed up to a maximum of $1100 per application based on each case’s individual needs. All applications and collateral financial information will be review in confidence by an appointed panel of five.

Award decisions will be made on a “needs” basis and will rest solely with the appointed panel. Their decision will be final.

Hockey Access Fund Application Form: VMHA Hockey Access Fund Application and Information

Email your completed application form to: registrar@vmha.com

Any questions, please email registrar@vmha.com

Scholarships

PCAHA Scholarships

Each year the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association award scholarships in recognition of academic achievement and community/school service combined with hockey participation.

If you're a registered player with any team in the PCAHA Midget or Juvenile divisions, and in grade 11 or 12 or graduated from high school, you're eligible to apply for PCAHA Scholarships.

Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship

If you're a young British Columbian who has made a difference in your community, the Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship wants to hear from you.  The Trevor Linden Community Spirit Scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities and exemplary contributions and commitment to enriching the lives of others in the community.

BC Hockey Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded annually to BC Hockey registered members to give recognition to those who develop their academic career aspirations while at the same time playing in the Western Hockey League.

To be eligible for a BC Hockey scholarship, an individual in his or her graduating year of high school and must be a current registered member or a former BC Hockey member playing in the Western Hockey League. Applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, sportsmanship, hockey participation and / or quality of contribution, as well as school and community participation and service.