2016 Drive Change

Drive Change is Kia Canada’s commitment to make a positive difference in communities across Canada.

This year Drive Change efforts are focused on soccer and Canadian youth. After all, participation in sports helps kids stay healthy, build self-esteem, and work as a team.

Kia Canada encourages all Canadians to donate new and lightly used soccer equipment so that more kids who want to play are able to do so. Balls, cleats, shin guards, socks, shorts, and shirts are all needed. Donations can be made at any of our 189 Kia Dealerships across Canada, from August 19th to September 30th.

In addition to the Soccer Equipment Drive, Kia also supports soccer camps for youth. With Soccer as the largest participatory sport in Canada, and Kia as the global partner of FIFA and exclusive founding partner of all three Canadian Major League Soccer teams, what better way to Drive Change.

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Vancouver: Free Peewee Soccer Camp

Kia Canada is proud to support this camp presented by Vancouver Police Soccer and Service Club with the support of Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Vancouver Police Foundation. The camp is directed towards inner city youth and features dozens of games and drills to teach kids the basics of shooting, passing, and dribbling. The camp runs July 5-8 at Strathcona Park near downtown Vancouver.

Toronto: KickStart Soccer

In partnership with Toronto FC and MLSE Foundation, Kia Canada is proud to support this free eight-week program running from August to October in Toronto Community Housing communities across the city. The program teaches kids soccer skills while also providing them with valuable self-esteem, fair play, and leadership lessons. It aims to promote skill-building, community-building, and healthy active living.

Montreal: Soccer Skills Clinic

In partnership with Montreal Impact FC, Kia Canada is proud to present a Soccer Skills Clinic for inner-city youth. Montreal Impact FC coaches and staff will introduce youth to basic soccer drills on the same pitch where the pros play. The clinic runs August 22nd at Saputo Stadium.