If you need financial assistance, there is help.

The Town of Ajax provides eligible residents in financial need with options to participate in programs.

Highest applicable discount applies. Discounts cannot be combined.

Recreation, Culture & Community Development Fee Assistance Program

Ajax Residents may be eligible to receive a 34% discount based on annual household income to help with the cost of eligible programs.

To apply, residents must:

  • complete a Financial Assistance Application Form
  • provide a current Notice of Assessment (NOA - line 150) for each adult in the household
  • provide proof of Ajax residency 
  • provide a most recent copy of the Canada Child Tax Benefit statement listing eligible children if listing children on application

Note: As of May 1, 2022, a 2021 NOA will be required. 

Durham Region Social Services Assistance Program

Residents who are currently receiving income support through the Regional Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program may receive a 50% discount.

If eligible, to apply, residents will need to:

Provide one of the following:

  • provide a recent Drug Benefit Card (only family members listed on the card are eligible)
  • approval letter from Durham Region Social Services
  • CPP Disability Letter or T4A showing Disability Income
  • provide proof of Ajax residency 

FAIR (Financial Assistance In Recreation) Pass

Access to FREE public skating and swimming, drop-in basketball, drop-in open family gym, drop-in pickleball and drop-in table tennis for one week each quarter in a year for approved financial assistance residents.

Older Adults and Seniors

Dedicated, affordable recreation programs and services are available for those 55 years+.

Discounts for some eligible programs, services and memberships are available for those who are 65 years+.

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Partnership fee assistance programs

Durham Region Recreation Subsidy Program (Recreation Program Card) 

The Durham Region Ontario Works (OW) program helps people in need. Residents who are on Ontario Works can participate in recreation activities and services.

Contact your caseworker at the Department of Social Services, Region of Durham at 905-428-7400 to determine if you are eligible or visit durham.ca

Durham Region Child Care Fee Assistance Program

For Region residents currently receiving child care fee help for licensed child care through Children's Services.

Contact your caseworker at the Department of Children's Services, Region of Durham, 905-666-6238 or visit durham.ca if you would like your children to take part in Town of Ajax summer, holiday and March break camps.

Advancing Access to Affordable Recreation in Durham

The Advancing Access to Affordable Recreation in Durham (AAARD) Committee works with municipal and not-for-profit organizations to increase access to programs for low income residents.

AAARD Member Organizations

  • Abilities Centre
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters School Board
  • Boys and Girls Club of Durham
  • Brock Community Health
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart
  • City of Oshawa
  • City of Pickering
  • Community Development Council Durham
  • Durham District School Board
  • Durham Catholic District School Board
  • Girls Inc. Durham
  • Grandview Children's Centre
  • Municipality of Clarington
  • 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