Financial Access

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The City of Maple Ridge believes that all residents should have access to community recreation (and sport), regardless of cost and/or financial barriers. The Maple Ridge Parks, Recreation & Culture department offers the following financial subsidies located in the tabs below. 
  1. Access Pass
  2. Low Cost Opportunities
  3. Jumpstart
  4. KidSport BC

Access Pass – Financial Assistance (Previously known as the Participation Program)

The City of Maple Ridge, strives to make Parks, Recreation & Culture services affordable for all residents. The Access Pass, a Financial Assistance program, is available to residents of the City of Maple Ridge, and offers reduced admission and program fees. Eligible residents will receive:
  • 75% off admissions (including drop-in rates, 10 and 20 passes and 1 and 3 month memberships)
  • 50% off 4 registered programs per year to a maximum of $50 per program.
Qualifying for the Access Pass
You may qualify for the Access Pass if:
  • You are a City of Maple Ridge resident (or)
  • You are a refugee who has settled within the City of Maple Ridge (or)
  • You are a First Nation member belonging to Katzie First Nation, and/or Kwantlen First Nation.
  • And your family’s combined total income from line 150 of your Notice of Assessment(s) is less than the amount allowed for your family size – see the Family Size & Income Table below to learn your total income maximum number.
  • And you have all required documents.
Family Size & Income Table
Statistics Canada, 2018 - Before Tax Low Income Cut-offs (based on a community size of 30,000-99,000)

 Family Size  Income
 1  $22,186
 2  $27,619
 3  $33,953
 4  $41,225
 5  $46,757
 6  $52,754
 7+  $58,712

  • Family is defined as one primary applicant and/or their legally married or common-law partner, and their legal dependents.
  • Family income is the total income, line 150 of Notice of Assessment(s) for all family members contributing to the household.

    Income includes taxable and non-taxable income including, child support, long  term disability, workers compensation, foreign investments and income and  benefits or pension.

    It does not include child tax benefits or universal child tax credits.
Please Note: If you do not meet the outlined criteria but would like to request a review of your family income and/or circumstance, please submit your application, and supporting documents, along with an explanation for the consideration.  A coordinator and/or manager will contact you within 1 to 2 weeks.  Special consideration is made on a case by case basis.

How to Apply for the Access Pass 

Step 1: Complete the Application Form (3 Options)

Option 1 - Online Application Form & Online Submission

  • Please complete all relevant and required fields within the Online Application Form  
  • Prior to uploading your required document, please rename these documents with your last name.

    Required Documents include one of each of the following:
    - Address related bill (Hydro, Gas, Internet, cable, landline, cell phone, Lease Agreement/ Residential Tenancy Agreement) – Please note: PO Box addresses are not accepted.
    - Notice of Assessment for each person contributing to the household.
  • Once the upload of the required documents is complete, return to the application form by using the tabs at the top of your browser.
  • Please review your application form to ensure it is complete and accurate
  • Press Submit
You will receive a confirmation email within 5 to 7 days, with further instructions once your application has been reviewed and/or processed

Option 2 - Print Application Form & In-Person Submission

To complete a paper application:
  • Print this paper application form. Alternatively, you can email or call 604-467-7422 to schedule an appointment to pick up a printed application at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre.
  • Complete all relevant and required fields with the application.
  • Attach a copy of the required documents.
  • Return your completed application and documents to the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre at 11925 Haney Place (appointment is required please call 604-467-7422).
At your appointment:
  • Staff will ensure that all documents received are complete
You will receive a confirmation email within 5 to 7 days, with further instructions once your application has been reviewed and/or processed

Option 3 - 3rd Party Adjudication (Partnership) Application

If you are receiving support through a 3rd party government and/or community agency:

3rd Party Adjudicated letters/applications can be submitted either online or in-person by following the instructions in Option 1 or 2 above. Please include the signed letter from an adjudicator with your application as supporting documentation. You do not need to include your income information.

Please note: Applications requiring additional screening can take up to 10 days.

Step 2: Your New Access Pass

What will you receive?
75% off admissions (including drop in rates, 10 and 20 passes and 1 and 3 month memberships) – 50% off 4 registered programs per year to a maximum of $50 per program.

Using your Access Pass
  • You will receive a photo ID card once our centre fully reopens to the public. In the meantime, please let our Customer Experience staff know you have an Access Pass and supply your phone number to apply your Access Pass discounts when registering over the phone (604-467-7422). 
  • If you register using online registration, your Access Pass discounts will automatically apply to registered programs or membership passes. To access your online registration account for the first time, please call 604-467-7422 for your personalized account link. Alternatively, visit our online registration page to register.
  • For registered drop-in time slots for the Fitness Centre, Group Fitness, Spin, Gymnasium or Pool, you will need to call 604 467-7422 for the discount to apply.