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Fair Entry - Programs and services for low income Calgarians

Our fair entry program lets you apply for multiple programs and services with one application. Your income will determine which subsidies you qualify for.

Not sure if you qualify? Apply to find out.

New Fair Entry Pop-up Location - Central Library
Weekdays during the month of June, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., you can apply to Fair Entry at the  Calgary Public Library - Central Location (616 Macleod Trail SE). Calgary Transit Low Income Youth and Adult Monthly and Low Income Seniors Yearly passes can also be purchased (debit only). To speed up the process, bring your completed Fair Entry application and supporting documents. There are also 19 drop-off locations around Calgary.

What subsidy programs are included?

​Program ​Timeline to be contacted after referral is received Method of contact
Calgary Transit-Low Income Youth and Adult Monthly Passes 
Provided on a sliding scale
Pass can be purchased as soon as you are approved. In-person or letter
Calgary Transit Low-Income Seniors Yearly Pass ​Pass can be purchased as soon as you are approved. ​In-person or letter
Recreation Programs and Facilities
(Fee Assistance Inquiry)
​3 - 4 weeks

​By email or by mail (if no email address was provided)

No Cost Spay/Neuter ​5 - 7 business days ​Phone call
Seniors Services Home Maintenance ​​30 days ​Phone call
Property tax Assistance Program ​4 - 6 weeks ​Letter

Applying for Fair Entry

To apply for fair entry you will need to fill out the Fair Entry application form or large print version. Paper copies of the form can be picked up at the Municipal Building and Village Square Public Library drop off locations. As part of the application, you will need to prove your income.

If you have questions or need more information please call 311 or email

Log in to manage your SAMS ID account information.

How do I prove my income?

Details about proving your income can be found in the application. The eight accepted proofs of income are:

  • Assured Income for Severely Handicapped benefits (AISH)
  • Alberta Works: Income subsidy/support
  • Alberta Works: Learners
  • Alberta Works (Alberta Health Benefit)
  • Resettlement Assistance Program
  • Independent youth letter
  • Canada Revenue Agency: Notice of Assessment (Low Income Cut-Off)
  • Letter from a Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Submitting your application

Applications can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Dropped off at one of our drop off locations.
  • Faxed to 403-268-2596
  • Mailed to :
    Fair Entry 8113
    P.O. box 2100 Station M,
    Calgary, AB
    T2P 2M5

Drop off locations

Fair Entry is an initiative that demonstrates our commitment to the values of Transforming Government by focusing on citizens and ensuring that Calgarians are at the centre of its service delivery. This program facilitates enhanced access to programs and services for all Calgarians regardless of their income.