Our Foundation

The CJ’s SKATEPARK FOUNDATION is a registered charity dedicated to the development of all children and youth, including at-risk and special needs, through the benefits of skateboarding, scooter riding and inline skating. Your generous support will help with this development.

CJ’s SKATEPARK is a Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to making the skatepark accessible to everyone!

To make a donation or to find out more about supporting the CJ’s SKATEPARK FOUNDATION, email
Jay Mandarino at jay@CJsSKATEPARK.COM

560 Hensall Circle, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5A 1Y1 Tel. 416-588-0808
OFFICIAL DONATION RECEIPT For Income Tax Purposes will be issued by Registered Charitable Organization No. 846549632RC0001

Contributions are deductible for Income Tax Purposes within the limits prescribed by law. For more info visit the Canada Revenue Agency at the website below

Click here to donate online – Canada

Click here to donate online – USA

*Charitable donation receipt will be automatically issued

CJ’s Skatepark Foundation Programs

Kids Being Kids: A free program that is run four times a year for children and their families affected by cancer. Kids attending this event have been affected by cancer and some are actively undergoing treatment.

5 for $5: To support low-income families who would like to take lessons at CJ’s SKATEPARK, we offer 5 introductory skateboarding lessons for $5. These lessons are one hour in length where children learn the fundamentals of skateboarding.

Youth Mentorship Program: Each year, our skatepark staff mentors a number of at-risk youth instilling confidence, values, and challenging youth to become leaders in the community. For interested youth, we also show them the administrative side of what it takes to run a skatepark, events, and contests so that they can gain and build on skills that will later serve them in the workforce.

Special Needs Lessons: One-on-one lessons for those with special needs (including but not limited to Autism, Asperger’s, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD) are provided at a subsidized rate, and are focused on improving flexibility, dexterity, balance, and fine motor skills.

Special events for low-income families: Throughout the year, we host a number of special events . One group who attends is from North Etobicoke where gang and gun violence is on the rise. We host these open events to introduce children and their families to skateboarding, a relatively inexpensive sport that can be practiced in any outdoor space.

Subsidized camps and lessons for low-income families: For those who cannot afford camp, we subsidize the cost of camps and lessons, and for those who cannot afford transportation, we happily provide it to them.


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