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ActiveAssist Recreation Fee Assistance Program Expanded

KidsI am very pleased to report that Mississauga’s “ActiveAssist” Fee Assistance Program has been expanded to allow 2,500 more low-income households to register and participate.

“ActiveAssist” provides eligible low-income households a fee credit of $275 per person per year. The credit can be applied to activities such as swimming, skating, fitness and summer camps.  Participants have one year from the date of activation to use their fee credit.  To be eligible for fee assistance, you must meet the Low-Income Cut Offs (LICO) established by Statistics Canada and be unable to pay for recreation programs and services.

Highlights of the “Active Assist” program since its inception include:

  • More than 42,000 residents have been approved to access the program
  • 80 per cent of participants are children and youth, three per cent are older adults
  • During five years of the program, 63 per cent of all subsidies are used for registered programs and 37 per cent are used to purchase memberships and visits
  • In fall 2014, the program was expended to provide access for Children in Care (Peel Children’s Aid Society)

Applications for “ActiveAssist” may be made in person at any City of Mississauga Community Centre or the Customer Service Centre located at Mississauga Central Library, Ground Floor.  For more information and a complete listing of all recreation programs, visit or call 905-615-4100.

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