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:

Note: Until April 30, 2019 a 2017 NOA will be accepted. As of May 1, 2019 a 2018 NOA will be required. If listing children on an application, a most recent copy of the Canada Child Tax Benefit statement listing eligible children must be provided.

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:

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+.

Partnership fee assistance programs

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

The Town of Ajax is a proud partner of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation for Families.

The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program helps kids in financial need to participate in organized sports and physical activities by helping 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:

  • For kids aged 4 to 17
  • 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

Access free public swimming, public skating and squash with the Durham Region Grade 5 Action Pass. Students can use their pass as many times as they want from September to the end of August in their grade 5 year.

How to get a pass

Students must come with an adult to one of our community centre Customer Service Desks and bring:

  • A Grade 5 Action Pass postcard
  • Proof of the student's address
  • Proof of student's date of birth
  • A photo will be taken onsite to make your pass

Where can I get a pass?

  • Ajax Community Centre, 75 Centennial Road
  • Audley Recreation Centre, 1955 Audley Road North
  • McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Drive

Durham Region Recreation Subsidy Program (Rec Voucher)

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