The Recreation Assistance Program provides City of Hamilton residents living with a low income the opportunity to participate in organized sports and recreation programs.

For Families (with children under 18)

Benefits valid for 12 months from approval date

  • Free Family Participation Pass (valid for City wide drop-in recreation programs with no instructor)
  • Free Family Skate Pass (valid for City wide drop-in public skates)
  • 90% discount off City of Hamilton registered programs (up to $150 per child)
  • 50% discount off Affiliated Minor Sport league registration fees (up to a maximum of $100  on baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and football or $150 on hockey, skating, ringette)
  • 65% discount off of year round Camp Kidaca programs (up to 15 days at the base fee)

For Adults/Seniors (no children at address)

Benefits valid for 12 months from purchase date

Adults/Seniors can choose one of the following:

  • 75% off an Annual Participation Pass
  • 75% off an Annual Skating Pass
  • 50% off an Annual Waterfit Pass
  • 50% off Adult Monthly Waterfit Passes

For more information, including income cut-offs, please see the City of Hamilton Recreation Assistance website.