​​The MLSE KickStart program teaches soccer skills to children​ aged 6-12, while providing them with valuable self-esteem, fair play and leadership lessons. The first soccer program of its kind at Toronto Community Housing, KickStart brings more than 300 children from 15 communities together over an eight-week period starting in late August.

A boy trying to kick a football

Program participants practice in their communities during the week, and then go to Downsview Park for a weekend session that brings together multiple teams for game day. Participants are joined by players from the Toronto TFC team, MLSE Foundation, Kia, and other program supporters.

KickStart begins in August 2016

Read our web story from the KickStart 2016 launch event​.

For more information or to register, e-mail ​ or call 416-981-6300.