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Strathcona recreation subsidy pilot program

We offer lower cost admission to Strathcona Community Centre's recreation programs for residents of the V6A postal code area with financial challenges.

You may be eligible to receive a 25%, 50%, or 75% subsidy.


All three subsidies include:

  • Strathcona Community Centre Association recreation programs
  • Strathcona Fitness Centre passes

If you receive a 50% or 75% subsidy, you will also receive a Leisure Access Program pass.

What is not included

The program is not available for:

  • Licenced childcare
  • Private lessons
  • Workshops

Everyone should have access to recreation

Who can apply

To apply, you must live within the V6A postal code area and your net family income needs to be less than or equal to the following amounts based on your family size.

Low-income measure (Source: Statistics Canada)
Family size 25% subsidy 50% subsidy 75% subsidy
1 person $38,503 $25,516 $17,009
2 people $47,379 $36,084 $24,054
3 people $58,426 $44,194 $29,460
4 people $76,112 $51,031 $34,017
5 people $86,326 $57,054 $38,032
6 people $97,359 $62,500 $41,663
7 people or more $108,397 $67,508 $45,001

Family refers to one or two adults, legally married or common-law partners, with children 18 years old and under.

How to apply

Bring the following items to the front desk at Strathcona Community Centre:

  1. Completed application form (84 KB)
  2. A copy of your proof of address, such as:
    • Bank statement or home utility bill (such as hydro, gas, internet, phone, cell phone, or cable) dated within three months​
    • Current lease agreement
  3. Government-issued photo ID
  4. Photocopy of each tax form:
  5. If you're a permanent resident or immigrant, a copy of your confirmation of permanent residence

Privacy policy

We uphold and enforce the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to ensure any and all personal information is secured and only shared for the purpose it was provided, in accordance with the law. This means:

  • We don't disclose personal information.
  • We ask for the immigration status of permanent residents and refugees in the LAP self-referred application only to determine eligibility.


Use a system-wide card that gives you access to Park Board pools, rinks, fitness centres, and more.

Leisure Access Program for low-income residents

Learn about the benefits of the reduced-cost Leisure Access Program and how to apply.


Amenities include a fitness centre, gym, games room, and playground. The centre is located at 601 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1838.