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Leisure Access Program for Low Income Residents

If you are in financial need, you might qualify for Surrey's Leisure Access Program. With the Leisure Access Program, you can join Surrey recreation activities for a very low cost or for free.

Language translation services are available for free if you have any questions about the Leisure Access Program and would like answers in another language. Interpretation services are also available at all Surrey recreation facilities.

Qualifying for the Leisure Access Program (LAP)

You may qualify for the program if:

  • You are a Surrey resident (OR) a refugee with Government-sponsored status or blended status and your settlement services agency is approved to refer you.
  • You are not a privately sponsored refugee
  • Your family’s combined net income from line 236 of your Notice of Assessment(s) is less than the number allowed for your family size – see the Family Size & Income Table below to learn your net income maximum number.
  • Your family’s combined amount from your T1 line 121 is $500 or less
  • Your family’s combined amount from your T1 line 208 is $2000 or less
  • Your family’s combined amount from your T1 line 254 is $2000 or less
  • You have all required documents.

Family Size & Income Table

A Family is 1 or 2 adult(s), legally married or common-law partner, and their legal dependents. Find your net income on your Notice of Assessment(s), line 236.

Family Size Family Net Income Maximum for LAP
Family Size & Income Table
1 $20,160
2 $24,536
3 $30,553
4 $38,117
5 $43,404
6 $48,136
7 $52,869
7+ $51,855 + $7,233 for each person over 7 years old

How to Apply for the Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Step 1: Get Copies of all of Your Required Documents

Choose how you are applying to see what you must bring in to apply for LAP:

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  • What you must bring if you are providing tax documents expand
  • What you must bring if you are providing tax documents

    There are 7 things you must bring when you apply for the Leisure Access Program using tax documents. Make sure you have the right information ready before you come in to apply:

    1. Notice of Assessment for each adult in the family.
      • Get these documents online:  Create a Revenue Canada online account online and follow the steps to register, then print your client information page.
      • Ask for your Notice of Assessment by phone: 1-800-959-8281
    2. T1 Worksheet for each adult in the family. This document is created when your taxes are prepared.
      • Get these documents online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account and then print off a copy of this document.
      • Get this from your tax preparation software (eg, NETFILE): If you used software to do your 2015 taxes, you should find your saved T1 form in your account or on your computer.
      • Get this form from the person who did your taxes: If a professional did your taxes, they probably gave you your 2015 T1 Form. If not, contact them to request it again.
    3. 2015 Canada Child Benefit Notice OR the Good and Services Tax Credit Notice.
      • Get these documents online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account and then print off a copy of this document.
      • Ask for the Canada Child Benefit Notice by phone: Child Benefit Notice Information at 1-800-387-1193
      • Ask for the Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice by phone: Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-1953
    4. Proof of address for one adult in the family if documents above do not display a Surrey address.
      • ​​Bring a utility bill or bank statement in the name of an adult applicant.
    5. Government issued photo ID for the main applicant. 
      • Examples: BC Services Card, driver’s license, Permanent Residence (PR) Card.
    6. Completed Leisure Access Application Form.
       
    7. $14.50 Administration Fee for your LAP application.
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  • What you must bring in if you are a client of the Ministry of Social Development

    If you are a client of the Ministry of Social Development, you must bring in 6 things to apply for the Leisure Access Program. Make sure you have the right information before you come in to apply.

    1. Client information page from your online account with Ministry of Social Development OR Notice of Deposit (full page – before report card is filled out and returned).
      • A new notice will be mailed to you each month.
    2. 2015 Canada Child Benefit Notice OR the Good and Services Tax Credit Notice.
      • Get these documents online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account and then print a copy of this document.
      • Ask for the Canada Child Benefit Notice by phone: Canada Child Benefit Notice Information at 1-800-387-1193.
      • Ask for the Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice by phone: Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-1953.
    3. Proof of address for one adult in the family if documents above do not display a Surrey address.
      • Bring in a utility bill or bank statement in the name of the adult applicant.
    4. Government issued photo ID. 
      • Examples: BC Services Card, driver’s license, Permanent Residence (PR) Card.
    5. Completed Leisure Access Application Form.
       
    6. $14.50 Administration fee for your LAP application. 
  • What you must do if you are a refugee expand
  • What you must do if you are a refugee

    There are translation services available for you. If you are a refugee, ask your settlement service agency to fill out the Leisure Access Program Refugee Referral Application with you. They will have the forms.  

    Approved settlement services agencies who can refer a refugee are:

    • DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
    • Immigrant Services Society (ISS) of BC
    • MOSAIC BC
    • Options Community Services Society
    • Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS)
    • Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
    • S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
  • What you must bring in if you are applying on behalf of a Foster Care child expand
  • What you must bring in if you are applying on behalf of a Foster Care child

    If you are applying on behalf of a Foster Care child, you must bring in 3 things to apply for the Leisure Access Program. Make sure you have the right information before you come in to apply.

    1. A Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) Referral Letter stating the child is in Foster Care OR a Youth Agreement.
    2. Completed Leisure Access Application Form.
    3. $14.50 Administration fee for your LAP application.

Step 2: Bring Your Application Package to any City of Surrey Recreation Facility

Bring your required documents and fees to any Surrey recreation facility to apply for your Leisure Access Pass:

The application will take around 15 to 20 minutes for us to review and process. If your application is complete and you meet the requirements, you will receive your Leisure Access Pass right away.

Step 3: Use Your Leisure Access Pass

Once you and your family have an active Leisure Access Pass, it is valid for regular drop-in programs at all City of Surrey recreation facilities.

Drop-in programs include:

  • Swimming
  • Skating (helmet and rentals included)
  • Weight room
  • Fitness classes
  • Gymnasium drop-in sports

A few drop-in specialty classes are not included with your Leisure Access Pass.

Discounts and Benefits in the Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Drop-In Pass or Single Admission Discounts

  • One-year Full-Facility pass for Children (0 to 12) ,Youth (13 to 18) and Seniors (60+) at all City of Surrey facilities
  • 75% discount on single admission or monthly or yearly passes for Adults (19 to 59)

Registered Program Discounts

  • LAP members receive 75% discount on most registered courses.
  • During one year, a family member 18 years and younger can get a discount of up to $500. A family member 19 years and older will get a discount of up to $250 per family member. 

You also get free skate and helmet rentals at Surrey arenas with the Leisure Access Pass. 

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