The City of Port Coquitlam does not believe that anyone should have to miss out on the opportunity to get involved in recreation programs due to a lack of financial resources. The Recreation Department offers the following support services:
Subsidy for Individuals
If your financial circumstances make it difficult for you to pay the full fee for programs, you may qualify for a subsidy. Download a individual subsidy application form. Application forms are available from all City-owned recreation facilities, by calling 604.927.PLAY.
Subsidy for Personal Assistants
It is generally accepted and understood that recreation services should be inclusive for all. However, physical or mental limitations can prove to be a barrier that will prevent some citizens from independently participating in recreation opportunities. Click here for a subsidy application form. Forms are available from all City-owned recreation facilities or by calling 604.927.PLAY.
Leisure Buddy Program
This program provides support for kids and youth living with disabilities so they can participate in recreation opportunities. This includes, but not limited to those living with physical, cognitive, behavioural or developmental challenges. The goal of Leisure Buddy is to provide one-on-one volunteer support to program participants in an effort to create an inclusive recreation environment. Click here to download the Leisure Buddy application form.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national charitable program with the goal of allowing all kids a chance to recreate and connect with their communities. This program helps kids (ages 4-18) with socioeconomic barriers participate in organized sport and recreation by providing funding for registration and equipment. Forms can be completed by a parent and will need a teacher/coach/youth worker to sign off that the child fist the requirements for funding. Click here to download an application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org . More information is available by visiting jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.