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Fee Assistance - Qualifying and applying

Our Fee Assistance program is designed to help all residents enjoy the many recreation opportunities in Calgary. If you think you might qualify for fee assistance, please review the following instructions.

How do I know if I qu​alify for fee assistance?

To be eligible to qualify for Fee Assistance, customers must meet the following requirements :
  1. Be a resident of Calgary at the time of application.
  2. Have a household income below the Statistics Canada Low-Income Cutoffs.
You will be required to prove that your income is below the Low-Income Cutoff. The City has also created an application tips handout that will help you with more detail regarding each of the proofs of eligibility requirements. For more application information please visit our low income Single-Entry site.

How ​do I apply?

To apply for fee assistance, fill out the application form at You can pick up an application in person at:

It takes approximately 6 weeks upon receipt of the application to process it.

You can also go in person to our face-to-face offices at either the Municipal Building on the 3rd floor at 800 MacLeod Tr. S.E. or the Calgary Public Library – Village Square branch at 2623 56th St. N.E.   


Try ​the questions about Fee Assistance page. If you still have questions or are having difficulty with the application form, please contact 311 and ask to be put in touch with our recreation connector. ​