Financial Assistance - Town of Ajax
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Financial Assistance and Affordable Access to Recreation Programs

A variety of fee assistance options, considering differing individual needs, are available to Ajax residents based on eligibility.

Highest applicable discount applies. Discounts cannot be combined.

RECREATION, CULTURE & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Ajax residents may be eligible to receive financial assistance through a 34% discount based on annual household income to assist with the cost of participation in eligible programs. To apply, residents must complete an Application Form and provide a Notice of Assessment for each adult in the household, as well as proof of Ajax residency.

DURHAM REGION SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

For residents currently receiving income support through the Regional Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program. Eligible families must complete an Application Form and provide a recent Drug Benefit Card as well as proof of Ajax residency and identity to the Customer Service staff.

FAIR (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN RECREATION) PASS

The Town of Ajax is committed to providing more recreational opportunities for residents facing financial difficulty. The FAIR pass allows approved residents access to FREE Town of Ajax designated public skate and swim times, drop-in basketball, drop-in open family gym, drop-in pickleball and drop-in table tennis. Approved residents have access to the FAIR Pass for one week every quarter.

OLDER ADULTS & SENIORS

Ajax is dedicated to keeping our older adults/seniors engaged through a variety of recreational programs. New! Dedicated 55 years+ affordable programs and services. In addition, for participants who are 65 years+ there are many discounts to assist in the affordability of our programs, services and memberships.


Partnership Fee Assistance Programs


CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART PROGRAM

We are a proud partner of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Jumpstart helps resident kids, ages 4-17, in financial need participate in organized sports and physical activities by assisting with the costs associated with playing their chosen sport. If you are currently receiving financial support from the Town of Ajax, Jumpstart may be applied, if eligible, during the registration process. Please note: Jumpstart can only be applied to one type of activity (i.e. swimming or basketball) and cannot be done when registering online.

 

Eligible programs and services in our Community, Recreation & Parks Guide and online at ActiveAjax are identified with the $ symbol.

Customers must be approved for Financial Assistance before registration, in order to have the discount applied.  

GRADE 5 ACTION PASS

Grade 5 students can access the Grade 5 Action Pass at our Community Centre Customer Service Desks. These passes allow all Grade 5 students to access specific swimming, skating and squash offerings for free throughout their current school year.

DURHAM REGION BOOKMARK PROGRAM

Offered to Ajax residents, who are participants in the Ontario Works program, the opportunity to participate in recreation programs and services. To determine if you are eligible please contact your caseworker at the Department of Social Services,
Region of Durham, 905-428-7400.

DURHAM REGION CHILD CARE FEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

For Region residents currently receiving subsidized day care through Children’s Services. If you would like to provide your children with summer, holiday and March break camp opportunities please contact your caseworker at the Department of Children’s Services, Region of Durham, 905-666-6238.


Advancing Access to Affordable Recreation in Durham

Research has indicated that approximately 3% of low income residents living in the Durham Region access registered recreation services; this is much lower than the 20% average of the general population who participate in registered recreation services and programs. In order to address this gap, the Advancing Access to Affordable Recreation in Durham (AAARD) Committee has been established.

AAARD has conducted research related to barriers that prevent individuals from accessing recreation programs and developed guiding principles to assist in addressing these gaps. With the participation of municipal and not for profit organizations, the Committee is working together to increase access to registered recreation services and program for low income residents.

AAARD Members

The members of this Committee are committed to working together to increase the number of residents who can experience the benefits of recreation. We commit to working together because the benefits to individual and communities are positive and worth our joint efforts. Research dictates that the provision of parks, recreation and cultural opportunities is an essential service that enhances individuals and the community alike

  • Abilities Centre
  • Boys and Girls Club of Durham
  • Brock Community Health Centre
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart
  • City of Oshawa
  • City of Pickering
  • Municipality of Clarington
  • Community Development Council Durham
  • Durham Catholic District School Board
  • Durham District School Board
  • Girls Incorporated of Durham
  • Grandview Children's Centre
  • Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board
  • Region of Durham - Social Services
  • Region of Durham - Health Department
  • Their Opportunity
  • Town of Ajax
  • Town of Whitby
  • Township of Brock
  • Township of Scugog
  • Township of Uxbridge
  • Tucker-Reid & Associates
  • YMCA - Oshawa
 


Visit ActiveAjax to register for a program.