Leisure Access

Economically Challenged

The Leisure Economic Access Policy program was developed to provide economically challenged residents an opportunity to participate in recreation programs. The program supports individuals and families whose household income is solely derived from employment insurance or falls within the “Low Income” level set by Statistics Canada which is based, in part, on family size. The applicant and programmer will, together, determine the best method of accessing the program.

Who is eligible?

Residents of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village may apply on behalf of one or more family members. Post-secondary students are not eligible. Applicants must provide proof their household income meets the guideline set by Statistics Canada or is solely derived from employment insurance or disability insurance.  Leisure Access is also available for children in foster care, even if family income is not within the low income levels.  Please see the latest Leisure Access Brochure for details; copies are available at all recreation facilities.

Members of the program receive:

  • Up to 50% off any recreation program offered exclusively by the District of Kitimat Leisure Services Department (swim lessons, fitness classes, general programs, workshops); material costs are extra
  • Up to 50% off the regular price of memberships for access to public programs (swim / skate / open gym / weight room)
  • Up to 40% off a regular drop-in admission or purchase of 12 access tickets.
  • Up to 50% off adult hockey ice fees when playing for a facility user group
  • Three no charge drop-in admissions valid for any public session
    (public swimming, open gym, public skating or the weight room)

Public Program Access for Physically/Mentally Challenged

It is recognized that physically / mentally challenged citizens may be accompanied by able-bodied persons to ensure that a public program is able to provide a fulfilling and wholesome recreation experience.

  • Challenged Person: Membership at 50% or 40% off drop in admission fee.
  • Assistant to a Challenged Person: Free access to facilities while assisting a challenged person

Exclusive use may, on occasion, be arranged at the cost of public drop-in fees. Please contact the facility coordinator for details.

For further information, contact Cori Boguski at 250-632-8970, or take a look at the Leisure Access Brochure.