Get financial assistance to join in Parks, Recreation and Culture Programs with Surrey's Leisure Access Program (LAP).

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 75% off, or in some cases, 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.

Questions? Call 604-502-6325 or email LeisureAccessProgram@surrey.ca.

Qualifying for the Leisure Access Program (LAP)

You may qualify for the program if you are a Surrey resident and one of the following situations applies:

The following documents are required to apply for the Leisure Access Program using Income Tax documents. Make sure you have the right information ready before you apply.

You may qualify if:

  • Your family’s combined net income from line 23600 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 Proof of Income Statement line 12100 is $500 or less
  • Your family’s combined amount from your Proof of Income Statement line 20800 is $2000 or less
  • Your family’s combined amount from your Proof of Income Statement line 25400 is $2000 or less

Get this document online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account to access your Proof of Income C or Assessment (Note: Assessment is not the same document as Notice of Assessment.)

1.  Proof of Income Statement for each adult in the family.

  • Get this document online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account to access your Proof of Income C or Assessment (Note: Assessed is not the same document as Notice of Assessment.)

OR

2.  Notice of Assessment for each adult in the family.

  • Get this document online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account and follow the steps to register in order to access your Notice of Assessment. 
  • Get your Notice of Assessment by phone: call 1-800-959-8281.

AND

3. T1 Worksheet for each adult in the family. This document is created when your taxes are prepared.

  • Get this document from your computer. If you used software to do your  taxes, you would have been prompted to save your T1 form in your account.
  • Get this document from the person who did your taxes: If a professional did your taxes, they probably gave you your T1 form. If not, contact them to request it.

4.  Canada Child Benefit Notice or Good and Services Tax Credit Notice.

  • Get these documents online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account to access the desired document.
  • Get the Canada Child Benefit Notice by phone: call 1-800-387-1193.
  • Get the Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice by phone: call 1-800-959-1953. 

5.  Proof of address for one adult in the family.

  • This is only necessary if your documents above do not display a Surrey address.
  • Proof of address may be ​​a utility bill or bank statement in the name of an adult applicant and must be dated no more than three months prior to the application.

6.  Government issued photo ID for one adult in the family.

  • Examples: BC Services Card, driver’s license or Permanent Residence (PR) Card.

7.  Completed Leisure Access Program Application Form

8.  Submit Leisure Access Application online.

If you are a client of the Ministry of Social Development, you must provide the following documents to apply for the Leisure Access Program: 

1. Confirmation of Assistance 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 may be mailed to you each month. 

2. Current Canada Child Benefit Notice or Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice

  • This is only necessary if your family includes children and they are not listed on the Confirmation of Assistance or Notice of Deposit.
  • Get this document online: Set up a Revenue Canada online account to access this document.
  • Get the Canada Child Benefit Notice by phone: call 1-800-387-1193.
  • Get the Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice by phone: call 1-800-959-1953.

3. Proof of address of one adult in the family

  • This is only necessary if your documents above do not display a Surrey address.
  • Proof of address may be a utility bill or bank statement in the name of an adult applicant and must be dated no more than three months prior to the application.

4. Government issued photo ID for one adult in the family

  • BC Services Card, driver’s license or Permanent Residence (PR) Card.

5.  Completed Leisure Access Program Application Form

If you are a senior receiving Guaranteed Income Supplements, you must supply the following documents to apply for the Leisure Access Program.

1. Confirmation letter showing you are receiving Guaranteed Income Supplements

2. Current Canada Child Benefit Notice or Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice

  • This is only necessary if your family includes children ages 0-18. 
  • Get this document online: set up a Revenue Canada online account and then print a copy of this document.
  • Get the Canada Child Benefit Notice by phone: call 1-800-387-1193.
  • Get the Goods and Services Tax Credit Notice by phone: call 1-800-959-1953.

3. Proof of address of one adult in the family

  • This is only necessary if your documents above do not display a Surrey address.
  • Proof of address may be a utility bill or bank statement in the name of an adult applicant and must be dated no more than three months prior to the application.

4. Government issued photo ID for one adult in the family

  • BC Services Card, driver’s license or Permanent Residence (PR) Card.

5.  Completed Leisure Access Program Application Form

If you are applying on behalf of a child in foster care, you must provide the following documents to apply for the Leisure Access Program. Please note that enrollment in the Leisure Access Program will apply to the foster child(ren) and one adult who is caring for the child(ren).

1. A Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) or Metis Family Services referral letter stating the child(ren) is/are in foster care, who the child(ren) is living with and the address where the child(ren) reside

2. Government issued photo ID for one adult in the family.

  • Examples: BC Services Card, driver’s license or Permanent Residence (PR) Card.

3. Completed Leisure Access Program Application Form

There are translation services available for you. If you are a government sponsored or blended status refugee, you must bring the following documents to apply for the Leisure Access Program.

1. Government issued photo ID for one adult in the family.

  • Examples: BC Services Card, driver’s license or Permanent Residence (PR) Card.

2. Completed Leisure Access Program Application Form.  

  • Ask your settlement services 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.

If you are a privately sponsored refugee, you don’t qualify for this option.

How to Apply for the Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Step 1: Get Copies of all of Your Required Documents

See above for detailed descriptions of required documents. 

Step 2: Choose Your Application Method and Apply

Step 3: Make an Appointment

Email LeisureAccessProgram@surrey.ca or phone 604-502-6325 to make an appointment. Staff will contact you to schedule an appointment on a first come first serve basis. To prepare, we ask you to gather your required documents and have them ready for your appointment.

Step 4: Use Your Leisure Access Pass

Once you and your family have an active Leisure Access Pass, it is valid for drop-in activities and registered programs at reopened City of Surrey recreation facilities. Register for an activity using your MySurrey account or call 604-501-5100 on Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Submit Your Application Online

Family Size & Income Table

Only Applicable for Patrons Applying with Income Tax Documents

A family is defined as one or two adults who are married or in a common law relationship and their legal dependents aged 18 and under. Find your net income on your Notice of Assessment(s), line 236.

Family Size & Income Table
Family Size Family Net Income  Maximum for LAP
1 $23,233
2 $28,276
3 $35,210
4 $43,928
5 $50,019
6 $55,473
7 $60,926
8 and more $5,454 for each additional person

 

 

Discounts and Benefits in the Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Once you and your family have been enrolled in the Leisure Access Program, your enrollment is valid for one year.

Recreation Pass or Single Admission Discounts

  • Children (0 to 12), Youth (13 to 18) and Seniors (60 and older) receive a free  1-year pass to all City of Surrey recreation facilities
  • Adults (19  to 59) receive a 75% discount on single admission, monthly or 1-year passes to all City of Surrey recreation facilities

Activities include:

  • Fitness classes
  • Gymnasium spots
  • Weight room
  • Aquatic activities

Registered Program Discounts

  • Leisure Access Program members receive a 75% discount on most registered courses.
  • During the year of enrollment, a family member 18 years and younger can get discounts of up to $500. A family member 19 years and older can get discounts of up to $250.

There are a few specialty programs that aren't included in the Leisure Access Program. You also get free skate and helmet rentals at Surrey arenas with the Leisure Access Program. 

Day Camp Discounts

Applicable day camps for Children (0 to 12) and Youth (13 to 18) have no discount limits.  Please contact a facility for more details.