Recreation Financial Assistance

Would you, or members of your family, like to participate in recreation activities and programs? Do you have a limited budget that prevents you from participating? Are you a resident of the City of Langley? If you said yes to all three questions we can help, please see the options available to help you get active at a reduced rate.

 

CrestLeisure Access Grant Program

The City of Langley's Leisure Access Program is administered by the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department to provide City of Langley residents with the opportunity to participate in leisure activities at a reduced cost.

Do I qualify? Individuals must meet the following criteria to be eligible: 1. City of Langley resident, 2. Currently receiving income assistance from the Ministry of Housing and Social Development or 3. Total family income* meets the low income cut-off as defined by the National Council of Welfare

*Family income means total combined income, before taxes, by all family members in Canada and abroad contributing to the household. Family is defined as those who live at the same address, including all extended family, regardless of age.  Income includes taxable and non-taxable income including child support, long term disability, workers compensations benefits or pension. Does not include child tax benefits or universal child tax credits.

Family Size       Maximum Family Income (2012)
1 person   $18,246.00
2 persons   $22,714.00
3 persons   $27,924.00
4 persons   $33,905.00
5 persons   $38,454.00

 

What can I get? If eligible, each family member will receive a discount (25% - 75%) to cover the cost of either a City of Langley program (contracted programs excluded), a City of Langley Fitness Pass or an Aquatic pass to the indoor pools located in the area (adults and seniors only). All fees not covered must be paid in full at the time of registration. Supplies, field trips, contract programs and facility rentals are not covered under the Leisure Access Program.

How often can I apply? You can apply for a Leisure Access Grant once per season (January to March; April to June; July to August; September to December). Some exceptions may apply.  A new application, including all required documents, are required to be submitted each season.  If you are a recipient of Persons with Disabilities benefits through the Ministry of Social Development you are only required to apply once per year, however, proof of residency must be shown each time a program is requested.

How do I apply? If you confirmed your eligibility, please complete the application form and include the following documents: 1. Proof of residency: you must provide a recent utility bill or rent receipt that confirms your address, 2. Proof of income: a copy of your most recent benefit statement, or a copy of your last two paystubs. Notice of Assessments will not be accepted as proof of income and 3. Bring completed application to Douglas Recreation Centre (20550 Douglas Crescent) or Timms Community Centre (20702 Eastleigh Crescent)

How long does it take? Once your completed application form and required documents are received, it will be processed within two to three weeks. You will then be contacted by our staff to make registration and payment arrangements.

 

kidsportKidSport™ Langley

KidSport Langley was launched in the fall of 2010 and provides grants for local children ages 6 to 18 to participate in a sport season of their choice. These grant opportunities are available to children who are residents of either the City of Langley or the Township of Langley.

With the ongoing help from dedicated corporate partners along with the support of local business, organizations, service groups and individuals, KidSport™ Langley is able to fulfill their mission “So ALL Kids Can Play!” Click here to go to their web site.

 

Jumpstart™ Langley

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a charitable program that supports children in financial need to participate in organized sports and recreation. Funding is available to City of Langley youth between the ages of 4 to 18 years old. For more information about this program contact the local Jumpstart chapter representative at Douglas Recreation Centre - In Person: 20550 Douglas Crescent or by Phone: 604.514.2867

 

Child Fitness Tax Credit

The Federal Government created the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit to cover eligible fees up to $500 for enrolment in a physical activity program as a means of helping children and youth maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.

The credit applies to supervised programs that have a significant physical-activity component, where participation improves cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and balance. The programs must run for a minimum of eight weeks with at least one session per week or five consecutive days in the case of children's camps.

Qualifying physical activity programs should encourage children to strive towards at least 30 minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity per session for children under 10 or 60 minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity for children 10 and over.

For further information have a look at Frequently Asked Qurestions or check out nthe Canadian Government web site at http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness/