This page was last reviewed on November 1, 2022.
The Village of Cumberland is pleased to offer our in-house Financial Assistance In Recreation program (FAIR), to Village residents who meet eligibility requirements. In addition, we’ve partnered with the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to offer LEAP, a joint financial assistance program that provides benefits across the Comox Valley.
Resident families and individuals who are working low-income, on BC benefits and/or whose family pre-tax income does not exceed the Statistics Canada Low-Income Measure (see application for cut-offs) are eligible for these programs, which are described below.
Available exclusively to Village of Cumberland residents, the FAIR program offers qualifying residents a credit of $350 per calendar year that can be used toward a 50% discount on any registered program(s).
Qualifying Comox Valley youth ages 18 and under are eligible for 52 free admissions in each of the four jurisdictions (Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and the CVRD). Details can be found in the application form below. Update: As of January 1, 2023, the LEAP program has been expanded to qualifying Comox Valley residents of all ages.
How to Apply
For simplicity, there is one single application form for all Comox Valley low-income recreation assistance programs, including LEAP and FAIR, plus Courtenay’s RAP and Comox’s TRIP programs. Applications can be submitted at any municipal or Regional District recreation centre in the Comox Valley. Complete details can be found on the second page of the application form linked below.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program is dedicated to removing barriers so children can participate in organized sport and recreation regardless of financial ability. To find out more about the program, visit the Canadian Tire Jumpstart website.
KidSport Comox Valley provides grants of up to $300 per child per year to help cover the cost of qualifying registration fees for children aged 18 and under. To learn more or apply for a grant, visit KidSport Comox Valley.Search again