Living on Low Income
Accessibility and Inclusion Services is committed to assisting Richmond residents who need support to access low-cost and no-cost recreation opportunities. Below is a set of links to assist you.
Barrier Free Richmond
Accessibility and Inclusion Services publishes a Barrier Free Richmond guide on an annual basis. This guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to individuals and families living in Richmond. For a copy of the Barrier Free Richmond Guide, click on the printable PDF below or pick one up at a community facility.
Barrier Free Richmond
Low Cost, No Cost
Accessibility and Inclusion Services publishes the Low Cost, No Cost guide four times a year. The guide provides information on a selection of low cost (under $10) and free recreation opportunities made available by the City of Richmond and its community partners, as well as showcases some of the free events available. For a copy of the Low Cost, No Cost Guide, click on the printable PDF below or pick one up at a community facility.
Low Cost No Cost Brochure - Fall 2018
Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide
The City of Richmond produces this guide three times a year. The guide provides a listing of parks, recreation and cultural programs and service delivered by the City and its community partners. The guide also promotes many free and low cost local events. To learn more about the programs and services available, download the online version of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide or pick a copy up from a community facility.
$19 Swim and Skate Summer Pass
For a one-time cost of only $19, the City of Richmond’s Summer Pass offers unlimited swimming and skating for children ages 5 to 16 years old at four local pools and the Richmond Ice Centre.
Richmond Low Income Resource Directory
The Richmond Low Income Resource Directory was created by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and is housed on the Richmond Library website. It was created to make it easier to find free and affordable services in the community. Many of these services are offered in several languages. In this directory you will find:
1. Services that are free, at a low cost that changes depending on your income;
2. Services that are here in Richmond, or are easy for people living in Richmond to get; and
3. Information about goods and services that are not easily found in other directories or listings.
Access to Participation
Three financial assistance programs available to support children and youth to participate in recreation, sport and physical activity in Richmond include the Recreation Fee Subsidy Program, KidSport Richmond, and Canadian Tire Jumpstart. See descriptions below or download this information sheet about the programs.
Recreation Fee Subsidy Program
The Recreation Fee Subsidy Program helps to facilitate access to recreation by offering admission and program registration subsidies to Richmond’s community centres, cultural facilities, aquatic centres and arenas for people in financial need.
Program information and application form.
KidSport assists with the cost of registration for participation in sport programs. The goal is to ensure that all kids in need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. KidSport believes that participation through sport provides a life-long opportunity for self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and an increase in children's self-confidence. For more information, visit www.kidsport.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org
KidSport Application Form
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides funding to assist those 4 to 18 years old with access to physical activities, sport programs and services. Apply online at Canadian Tire Jumpstart, or call 604-247-4909 for more information.