Burnaby Recreation Credit Program
More information: Recreation Credit Program staff at 604-320-2227
Strapped for cash but still eager to be active? Then check out the Burnaby Recreation Credit Program, a social-assistance incentive offered by the city in partnership with Burnaby Community Services. Recreation Credit can be used at Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services facilities for programs and admission services. There are some exceptions such as golf and private lesson.
Burnaby's Recreation Credit Program offers you a choice. The credit system consists of a dollar amount, registered in the computer system under your name. You can use it to sign up for any Parks and Recreation program or to purchase a punchcard or pass for admission to swimming pools, skating rinks, fitness classes, indoor cycling or weight rooms. As you purchase programs or passes using the credit program, the cost of these services are deducted from your total credit balance.
The credit amount is valid for one year from the time your application is processed. You will receive a confirmation letter and the credit expires one year from the date shown in the letter. It is up to you to re-apply each year. Unused credits will be removed from your account at the end of the Recreation Credit year.Credit applicants may apply for and receive credit once a year. The credit has no real cash value. Refunds will be returned to your account as credit.
To qualify, you must be a Burnaby resident and fit one of these categories:
- Receive income assistance from the Ministry of Social Development
- Receive income assistance from Community Living BC
- Receive income from the Resettlement Assistance Program
- Individual with Disability Tax Credit Certificate. For these individuals, the qualifying gross income for low income is increased by the amount of their Disability tax credit
- Are a low-income individual, couple or family
Persons do not qualify if interest earned is greater than $100.00 per adult per year; or if RRSP contributions greater than $1000.00/family have been made in the year of application.
Details can be found in the following brochures: