Low Cost Recreation

Access to Recreation for Low Income Families

A collection of information and resources created to support access for recreation for all members our our communities. 

Access to Affordable Recreation: Policy

This policy is intended to recognize and promote the full participation of all Amherstburg residents in recreational programs and...

Access to Recreation for All Children, Youth and Families in Manitoba: Promising Practices

The “Promising Practices Guide for Access to Recreation for All Children, Youth and Families in Manitoba” is supported by Everybody gets to...

Action for Inclusion: A Resource Kit for Community Conversations

This resource kit was developed for the "Kitchen Table Conversations: Action for Inclusion" project, led by the Ontario Healthy Communities...

Active Living Security in the Calgary Health Region: Focus on Vulnerable Population Groups including Low-income and/or Immigrant Families

This report investigates the active living/physical activity situation for low socioeconomic families including those who are culturally...

Affordable Access to Recreation for Ontarians / Every Child Plays / Everyone Plays

Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) along with other national, provincial and territorial associations were involved in the development of a...

Assistance Programs - Waterloo, ON

Waterloo's Assistance program provides support for permanent residents with low income living, as well as for people with a disability....

City of Ottawa Equity and Inclusion Lens: A User's Guide

This is a tool that was developed in 2009, in partnership with City for all Women Initiative and the generous contribution of the community...

Communities Helping Children be Healthy: A Guide to Reducing Childhood Obesity in Low-Income African American et al Families

This document is intended to assist those in communities who want to start culturally appropriate programs to reduce childhood obesity. It...

Cost Recovery Policy for City Parks and Recreation Programs

This non-binding city policy provides the rationale for the outlined cost recovery policy, which includes fees that are lower for targeted...

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

This report identified and assessed Peel’s current situation; created the mandate and objectives; identified priority actions; identified...

Edmonton Leisure Access Program Review Summary and Brochure

A review of Edmonton's Leisure Access Program, which gives low income adults, seniors, youth, and children from Edmonton free use of City...

Everybody Gets to Play - Northern resources 1) Northern Supplement (2006); 2) 2005 Northern Survey; 3) 2010 Presentation; 4) Northern Environmental Scan; 5) Northern Ambassodor Facilitator's Guide

The First Nations, Inuit and Métis Supplement is an additional resource to the Everybody Gets to Play Community Mobilization Tool Kit that...

Everybody Gets to Play: Community Mobilization Tool Kit and related resources / Presentation from 2007 CPRA Conference

Everybody Gets to Play is a Canada-wide initiative led by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) to make recreation more...

Everyone Belongs Outside - Alberta’s Plan for Parks: Inclusion Plan

Regardless of age, ability, gender, cultural background, education level, or individual perspective, time spent in nature can be an...

Everyone Can Play: A Guide to Winnipeg Recreation and Sport Subsidies

This resource guide was prepared by the Recreation Subsidy Committee, a working group of the Winnipeg Community Sport Policy. The committee...

Improving Access for Low Income Families in Ontario

This presentation discusses how to identify recommendations and initiatives regarding access that are applicable to a community, take steps...

Improving Access to Recreation in Your Community: Policies and Programs For Healthy Communities: Webinar Video

Ontario municipalities, community-based organizations, sports and cultural groups, public health and health promotion professionals are...

Inclusive Recreation Policy - Municipality of the District Shelburne NS

This policy outlines the rationale, scope, and vision, as well as five goals and associated action plans for each goal, and more.

Leisure Access Program - Vancouver

The Leisure Access Program provides access to free and discounted recreational programs and services for low-income residents and a...

Leisure Access Program and/or Discounted Bus Pass Program

The Leisure Access Program allows eligible low-income residents within the city to participate in City of Saskatoon leisure facilities and...

Leisure Access Program: Policy

This policy is intended to ensure barrier free access to basic levels of service for customers in financial need. Fee waivers are...

Meeting the Needs of a Low-Income Community in Canada (2001)

The article talks addresses the needs to be considered and the challenges that will occur when providing facilities to those in low-income...

National Strategy Session - Affordable Access to Recreation

The session was intended for those committed to finding solutions and achieving a vision where all Canadians benefit from affordable...

Quebecers on the Move! Québec’s Policy on Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

The Québec government, through Quebecers on the Move!, intends to promote physical and active recreational activities and, more broadly, an...

Recreation Fee Assistance for Children and Youth / Fee Assistance for Adults (F.A.I.R.) - City of Guelph

Guelph's fee assistance programs state that "Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs." For children's...

The Affordable Access Toolkit

Outlines the steps needed to develop an action plan and answers key questions on how to develop an Affordable Access Policy. Presentation...

The Health, Social and Economic Benefits of Increasing Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families: Research Summary Report

Summary of a research project to support the work of the Access to Recreation for Low-income Families project. Bibliographic databases,...

Welcome Policy: Financial Assistance for Low Income Families

This policy explains the purpose of the policy to assist families who cannot afford the cost of recreation programs, and how to apply. It...

York Region Recreation Subsidies

York Region offers subsidies for recreation programs, day camps and youth leadership camps. These subsidies provide children from families...

Youth Opportunities Fund - Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides grants and capacity building supports to grassroots, youth-led initiatives and community-based...
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