Leisure Access Funding Program

Do you face barriers to participating in recreation opportunities?

There are numerous programs for those with economic, physical or mental challenges to help access recreation in the community.

 

 

Grade 5 Access Program

Working together in partnership, the District of Kitimat, Coast Mountains School District 82, St Anthony's School and Haisla Elementary School are proud to offer the Grade 5 Access Program.

Who is eligible?

  • All students enrolled in Grade 5 in a school in Kitimat or Kitamaat Village.

What do you get with the program?

  • This program allows every Kitimat student in Grade 5 to attend public swimming, public skating and open gym sessions at no cost.

For more information call 250-632-8970 or email recreation@kitimat.ca

JumpStart

The Canadian Tire Jump Start program provides financially disadvantaged children in Canada with the opportunity to participate in sports and recreation activities.

Who is eligible?

  • Families of children aged 4 to 18 who face financial barriers to accessing recreation

What do you get with the program?

  • Grants up to $200 for sport participation/registration fees

Please see the leisure access brochure or visit any Leisure Services facility for more information.

KidSportâ„¢

KidSport Kitimat is a chapter of Kidsport Canada that was designed to remove financial obstacles that prevent some children from playing sports. Grants are given to children whose families cannot afford sport registration fees.

Who is eligible?

  • Families of children aged 6 to 18 who face financial barriers to accessing recreation and who live in Kitimat or Kitamaat Village.

What do you get with the program?

  • Grants up to $100 for sport participation/registration fees

Please see the leisure access brochure or visit any Leisure Services facility for more information.

Leisure Access for Economically Challenged

The Leisure Economic Access Policy program was developed to provide economically challenged residents an opportunity to participate in District of Kitimat Leisure Services activities. The program supports individuals and families who face financial barriers to accessing leisure services.

Who is eligible?

Residents of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village (excluding post-secondary students) who meet one of the following:

  • Are below Statistics Canada's low income threshold
  • Are on employment insurance
  • Are on disability insurance
  • All children in foster care

What do you get with the program?

  • Discounts on drop-in admission
  • Discounts on memberships
  • Discounts on programs
  • Discounts on adult ice hockey league
  • Three free drop-in admissions (excluding instructed programs)

Please see the leisure access brochure or visit any Leisure Services facility for more information.

Leisure 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.

Who is eligible?

Residents of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village who meet one of the following:

  • Are physically challenged
  • Are mentally challenged
  • Are on disability insurance

What do you get with the program?

  • Discounts on drop in admission
  • Discounts on memberships
  • Discounts on programs
  • Three free drop in admissions (excluding instructed programs)
  • Free admission for necessary caregivers

Please see the leisure access brochure or visit any Leisure Services facility for more information.

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