Fee Subsidy Program
Indoor pools (excluding Eldon Ross and St. James Civic Centre) are now open for aquatic sports groups, lane swimming, aquatic fitness classes, and limited public swimming.
Select fitness and leisure centres are now open for limited fitness service only.
Select indoor arenas are now open for casual ice rentals and public skating.
Residents are encouraged to book two-hour swim, fitness and skating blocks prior to arriving at the facilities, as there is no guarantee of available blocks for registration upon arrival.
The Spring 2021 Leisure Guide and Spring 2021 Leisure Guide Skating brochure are available online. Register now for all spring activities except swimming.
The Spring 2021 Leisure Guide Swimming brochure, containing Learn to Swim activities, will be available online as of April 13, 2021. Registration for Winnipeg residents will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Les piscines intérieures (sauf la piscine Eldon-Ross et du centre municipal de St. James) viennent de rouvrir aux groupes de sport aquatique, à la nage en longueur, aux cours d’aquaforme et, de façon limitée, au bain public.
Certains centres de conditionnement physique et de loisirs sont désormais ouverts pour des services de conditionnement physique limités seulement.
Certains arénas sont désormais ouverts pour la location de patinoire occasionnelle et le patinage public.
On encourage les membres du public à réserver un bloc de natation, de conditionnement physique ou de patinage de deux heures avant d’arriver aux installations, car il n’y aura pas nécessairement assez de place pour s’inscrire à l’improviste.
Vous trouverez le Guide Loisirs du printemps 2021 et la brochure de patinage associée en ligne. Vous pouvez vous inscrire dès maintenant à n’importe quel programme du printemps, sauf la natation.
La brochure de natation du Guide Loisirs, qui contient les programmes Apprendre à nager, sera mise en ligne le 13 avril 2021. Les personnes qui résident à Winnipeg pourront s’inscrire à partir de 8 h le 20 avril 2021.
Recreation is for Everyone!
The goal of the City of Winnipeg Recreation Services Fee Subsidy Program is to expand access to recreation opportunities and experiences for Winnipeggers, regardless of economic family income.
Type of Subsidies
There are 2 main types of subsidies available:
- Facility Passes – Active/available; registration of swim/fitness blocks in advance, using your facility pass is strongly encouraged.
- Activity Credits – Summer day camp activities
You must be a City of Winnipeg resident and one of the following must apply:
- You have a social assistance case number
- You are a new permanent resident or refugee who has been in Canada for less than 18 months and have not filed a tax return.
- You have an economic family income below the low income cut-off (LICO) (amounts listed below)
|Economic Family Size||Total Income|
|More than 7||for each additional person,
Note: Other considerations may be made for special circumstances.
(Sources: Statistics Canada and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
"Economic family” refers to a group of two or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law union, adoption or a foster relationship.
How to Apply:
Fill out the application form
After you fill out the application form, please save it to your computer. The completed form can either be submitted by email or printed and submitted by mail or fax, as per the instructions below.
If you cannot provide the required documentation for verification of economic need but do meet the criteria, and you have a relationship with a third party organization that can verify your economic need, please use the Third Party Referral application form.
- Provide verification of economic need (required only once per year)
Along with your application form, you will need to include a copy of one of the following (if it has not already been supplied in the past 12 months):
- Social assistance budget letter
- Documentation showing your landing date in Canada and UCI number
- Most recent Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment identifying annual net income of all economic family members
- Monthly statement of income from CPP Disability (including the income verification of all economic family members)
- Submit your completed application form and verification of economic need (if it has not already been supplied in the past 12 months)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee Subsidy Program
Community Services Department
7th Floor, 395 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 3N8
Please note: the City cannot guarantee the security of your personal information if you choose to submit by email.
What happens next?
You will receive a letter indicating the outcome of your application in the mail. Please make sure you have provided a daytime phone number; we will call you if we have any questions.
Important information if you are applying for a program subsidy for registered Leisure Guide activities/swimming lessons:
- Applications should be submitted prior to the registration start dates.
- If approved, applicants are responsible for completing their own registrations.
- A fee subsidy credit will be added to the account of each individual identified on the application.
- The fee subsidy credit is an annual credit intended to be applied towards all Leisure Guide sessions for a period of 12 months from approval.
- The fee subsidy credit cannot be used to purchase admissions, visits/memberships, facility rentals, gift cards or POS items.
- The fee subsidy credit is not transferrable and has no cash value.
Resources for Third Party Referrals
For more information on the Fee Subsidy Program, please call 311 or email email@example.com.
More information on Leisure Guide registration.
More information on Equipment Loan Fee Subsidies.