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The Leisure Access Program (LAP) allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities through an annual pass or a subsidized monthly pass.

The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce a recently (July 4, 2017) expanded Leisure Access Program to make the program more accessible for more low-income Edmontonians. If you are already a member of the Leisure Access Program, then nothing has changed. However, if you didn’t qualify before because you were over the previous income threshold, then you might qualify today. 

All applicants will automatically be considered for the Ride Transit Program.

Take a look at our Leisure Access Program brochure to learn more about this exciting program. 

What is Included?

Annual Program

The LAP Annual Program is valid for one year from issue date. There is a $5 fee to replace lost cards. The LAP Annual Program includes:

  • Unlimited, free admission to participating facilities
  • 75% discount for Adults/Seniors for 3 registered programs.* 
  • 75% discount for each Child for 4 registered programs.* 
  • Access to 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range.
  • Access to the Reuse Centre for 24 free visits per year. 

*1 round of golf is considered 1 registered program. Tee times must be booked in advance. One admission to drop-in Shinny Hockey at City of Edmonton Arenas is considered 1 registered program.

*One Reuse Centre workshop is considered 1 registered program.

*Fort Edmonton Park offers limited discounted spots in Registered Programs for LAP participants. Contact Fort Edmonton Park via 311 for more details.

*No Discounts on trainer programs: Fitness Consultations, Fitness Appraisals, Personal or Small Group Training and Nutritional Consultations. Discounts can be applied to regular instructor-led registered programs.

Monthly Pass

Monthly pass holders are entitled to:

Note: Fort Edmonton Park, registered program discounts (including golf) and the 1 bucket per day at Victoria Driving Range are not included in the monthly pass. 

Qualification

The City of Edmonton is proud to introduce an expanded Leisure Access Program that is more accessible for more low-income Edmontonians. If you didn’t qualify before because you were over the previous income threshold, then you might qualify today. 

Who Qualifies?

You may qualify if you are an Edmonton resident and one of the following applies:

  • You are on AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) or you receive the CPP-Disability Benefit (Canada Pension Plan)
  • You are on Government of Alberta Income Support or Learner's Income Support
  • You are a new immigrant or a refugee (To qualify, you must have been in Canada less than one year and have not filed a tax return)
  • You are a child under government care
  • Your household income is included in the amounts* listed below:
People in Household**  Household Income for LAP Annual Program  Household Income for LAP Monthly Pass
 1 $27,872 $27,873 - $31,673
 2 $34,698 $34,699 - $39,430
 3 $42,658 $42,659 - $48,475
 4 $51,792 $51,793 - $58,855
 5 $58,742 $58,743 - $66,753
 6 $66,251  $66,252 - $75,285
 7+ $73,761 $73,762 - $83,819

*Income threshold amounts are subject to change based on Canada Revenue Agency low-income cut off numbers.
**Eligible household is yourself, your partner/spouse and dependent children 17 years of age or younger (dependents who are over the age of 17 will need to submit a separate application form with their own income and address verification documents).

To calculate total household income, add the total incomes from line 150 of you and your partner/spouse’s (if applicable) previous year’s Notice of Assessment (NOA). You are eligible if your total household income is equal to or less than the amount shown above with the number of eligible household numbers.

Who Does Not Qualify?
  • Those who live outside of the City of Edmonton
  • Those who have a household income higher than the range shown above for the LAP Monthly Pass
  • Full-time students at the University of Alberta, NAIT or MacEwan University without children
  • Those who hold a temporary residence visa/permit in Canada (Visitors Visa, Work Permit, Study Permit)  and are not able to submit a Notice of Assessment or a Permanent Resident/Refugee document. 
     

How to Apply?

Prepare Your Application

 

  1. Print the Leisure Access and Ride Transit Programs Application Form

The form is also available:

  1. Gather all the verification documents.
  • Program Qualifier Verification i.e Notice of Assessment (NOA), Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) Health Benefits Card, Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit T4A(P) form (CPP), Income Support Health Benefits Card, Learner’s Income Support Funding Decision Letter, Landing Paper
  • Current Edmonton Residency Verification i.e Bank statement, Phone bill, Utility statement. 
  • Eligible Dependant Verification (if applicable) i.e CCB/ACB/GST notice

For a detailed list of what is accepted, please check Leisure Access & Ride Transit Program Application Information.

  1. Individuals under government care or custodial care should also submit both of the following documents:

Processing Timelines

Processing times are difficult to predict. They can vary depending on the volume of applications received. We aim to process most applications within 2–3 weeks of the date your completed application is received. If you have not received any notice after 4 weeks, please call 311 or email us at lap@edmonton.ca, and we will check the status of your application.

Ride Transit

The Leisure Access and Ride Transit Program application will also assess your eligibility for Edmonton Transit Service’s Ride Transit, our new transit program that offers monthly transit passes to eligible low-income Edmontonians at a rate of $35/month. If you have an income below the ETS Ride program’s low-income threshold, you will automatically be considered for this program. You are not required to complete an additional application form.

Learn more about Ride Transit by visiting edmonton.ca/ridetransit.

Partnerships

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For More Information

Leisure Access Program

2nd Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue, NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0J4

Telephone

311

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