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Guelph (City of). Public Services

Site: Guelph - Carden St - City Hall

Service: Recreation and Leisure Support Services

Contact Information
Alternate Name FAIR ; Fee Assistance in Recreation ; LAC ; PAL ; Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities Card ; Resource Services for Persons with Disabilities ; RSPD
Former Name Resource Services for People with Disabilities
Office Phone Community Services 519-837-5699 * Accessibility Services 519-822-1260 ext 2670
TTY Phone 519-826-9771
Primary Contact Melissa DeNardis, Inclusion Coordinator; Phone: 519-822-1260 ext 2701; Email:
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
City Hall - Community Services Administation Office
1 Carden St
Guelph, ON N1H 3A1
View MapQuest Map
Intersection Wilson St and Carden St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Various supports to address access issues related to municipal recreation and leisure programs and services and to help residents with disabilities access these programs. 
Services include: 
* Leisure Access Card (LAC): entitles card holder to pay reduced rate for many Community Services courses and programs  
* Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities Card (PAL): issued to person with the disability to allow accompaniment by a friend, relative, support worker at no additional cost 
* Fee Assistance in Recreation Program (FAIR) and Free to Grow: discount can be used for a combination of passes, punch passes and classes  
* subsidy for groups for persons with disabilities  
Refugee Support Pilot Program includes temporary free access to participate in public swimming / skating offered at a number of City facilities 
Note: Does not include participation in any registered swimming / skating programs or lessons
Hours Program hours vary - call or visit website for information
Areas Served Guelph
Eligibility Each program has eligibility requirements: 
Leisure Access Card (LAC) 
Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities Card (PAL) 
Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR)  
Free to Grow  
Application for City of Guelph Subsidy Program 
Affordable Bus Pass 
Leisure Access Card (LAC): available to persons 18 years and older with a disability; 
Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities Card (PAL): for persons with disabilities who require assistance to attend City of Guelph recreation programs 
Fee Assistance in Recreation Program (FAIR): for adults / seniors (18 years and older, with or without a disability) who live in Guelph and are unable to attend recreation programs due to financial constraints ; 18 years and younger apply directly to Children's Foundation - Free to Grow 
Refugee Support Pilot Program - available to persons who came to Canada as a refugee, and arrived within the past 12 months
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English
Fees Program ; reduced program fees for applicable recreation programs, passes, tickets and memberships for qualifying adults ; discount ranges from 10% to 80%, based on income level, to a maximum amount of $250 per year
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town
Service Categories City Government Departments/Offices ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ People With Disabilities ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ Personal Care Aides ; Recreation Related Expense Assistance ~ Refugees