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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 eligibility is based on your income.

Not sure if you qualify? Apply to find out.

What subsidy programs are included?

​Program ​How and when you get your pass or service
Calgary Transit-Low Income Youth and Adult Monthly Passes 
Provided on a sliding scale
As soon as you are approved through Fair Entry, your pass can be purchased online or in-person at one of the listed locations.
Calgary Transit Low-Income Seniors Yearly Pass ​As soon as you are approved through Fair Entry, your pass can be purchased online or in-person at one of the listed locations.
Recreation Fee Assistance
As soon as you are approved through Fair Entry, your Recreation Fee Assistance Cards can be picked up at any Calgary Recreation leisure centre or aquatics centre.
No Cost Spay/Neuter Program ​You will be contacted by phone within 28 business days to ensure your animal is healthy and ready to be spayed or neutered, and to book an appointment.
Seniors Services Home Maintenance ​​You will be contacted by phone within 30 business days to ensure you meet criteria related to age and ability, and book a time for your service.
Property Tax Assistance Program Within six weeks you will receive a letter confirming your rebate and outlining how it will applied.

Applying for Fair Entry

Apply online

or

Download the Fair Entry application form or large print version and apply in person.

​Location ​Address ​Hours
​Municipal Building ​3rd Floor
800 Macleod Trail S.E.
Monday – Friday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)​
​Village Square Branch
Calgary Public Library
​2623 56 Street N.E. ​Monday – Thursday (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 or

Completed and signed application forms can be:

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

If you have questions or need more information please email FairEntry@calgary.ca or call 311.

How do I prove my income?

Eligibility is based on your income.

Details about proving your income can be found in the application. The 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
    • The combined total incomes from line 150 for all adult household members must be an amount less than or equal to the low income cut-off
  • Letter from a Registered Social Worker (RSW)

More details about proving your income can be found in the application form.

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.