Financial Assistance and Affordable Access Programs

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

Partnership Fee Assistance Programs

  • 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 and proper government issued identification to the Customer Service staff.
  • Durham Region Bookmark Program offers 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.
  • Those 65 years + will find many discounts to assist in the affordability of our programs, services and memberships.
  • Grade 5 Students can access the Grade 5 Action Pass at our Community Centre front desks.  These passes allow all Grade 5 students to access specifics swimming, skating and squash offerings for free throughout their current school year.
  • We are a proud partner with the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families in the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program.  This program provides fee assistance and the opportunity for resident children ages 4- 18 years, within eligible families, to participate in sport and recreation activities. 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 on-line at Connect@REC.
  • For agencies wishing to be invoiced for a particular registration, please contact James Yearwood, Class Administrator at 905-619-2529, ext. 7253.

Eligible programs and services in our Recreation Guide and on Connect@REC are identified with the $ symbol.

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

To inquire about these partnership fee assistance program offerings, please visit our Community Centre Customer Service Desks or call:

Ajax Community Centre               905-427-8811
Audley Recreation Centre            905-427-2468
McLean Community Centre         905-428-7711

Recreation & Culture 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 a most recent utility bill showing Ajax residency.

For further information visit either the Ajax or McLean Community Centre or the Audley Recreation Centre Customer Service Desk or contact James Yearwood at 905-619-2529, ext. 7253.

Visit Connect@Rec to register for a program.