Fee Assistance Program Application Form

The Fee Assistance Program offers financial support to people who are currently facing financial challenges and want to use City-operated recreation facilities or take part in City offered Recreation or Culture programs or activities.

We encourage customers to fill out the following online form to determine eligibility into the program. A staff member will review the form within ten (10) business days. You will be contacted at the email address you provide in this form once the application has been reviewed to discuss eligibility and next steps. If you automatically qualify with the documentation and information you provide, you will be set up on the program and notified by email about next steps. Information about applications in progress will not be available through the front reception areas in recreation facilities.

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Main Applicant Information



In order for your application to be processed, please attach proof of income/and or support AND a copy of your Government issued ID (Driver’s License preferable). If you do not have a Driver’s License, acceptable ID confirming proof of identification may include: Passport, Affidavit of ID, Institutional ID, Letter of Residency from Shelter or Referring Agency, or Health Care Card. If your ID does not show your current Red Deer address, please provide proof of residence as well (most recent utility or phone bill addressed to you at your current address).

Additional Information

Important Reminders:

  1. Please allow up to ten (10) business days for applications to be reviewed. A City of Red Deer staff member will contact you to discuss your application via the email address you provide in this form. Please note: This application submission does not guarantee approval. Applications are not processed until all information is provided. Applicants must provide their current Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessment or documentation for support programs as well as photo identification with address. If this information is not provided, the applicant will not qualify for the Fee Assistance Program.
  2. For same day processing and enrollment, bring your Government Issued ID and required documentation for AISH, Income Support or Alberta Works, Red Deer Housing Authority, Guaranteed Income Support, or Refugee Status to the Customer Service Representatives at the Collicutt, GH Dawe, Recreation Centre, or Michener Centre. All required documentation must be present for same day processing in person at one of these facilities.
  3. Canada Revenue Agency Notices of Assessment cannot be accepted by Customer Service Representatives at City operated Recreation Facilities, and must be submitted through this online application to be reviewed by qualified staff.
  4. Information about your application is not available in City of Red Deer recreation facilities. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please contact feeassistance@reddeer.ca
Applicant's Declaration

The City of Red Deer is collecting personal information in this form for the purpose of evaluating applicant eligibility for the Fee Assistance Program, contacting applicants regarding their application progress and status, and for administration of applicable Recreation and Arts & Culture programs and services. The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Government Act Section 3 and is protected under the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. If you have any questions about the collection, use and protection of this information, please contact Community Development at 5205 48 Ave, Red Deer AB, T4N 6X3, 403-406-8820.