Centre Subsidies

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Affordable memberships & programs for all.

The Sport & Wellness Centre's subsidy program includes discounted membership and program options. The Centre's subsidy program is different from the Recreation Fee Subsidy program. Our subsidy program provides discounts to the full price rate on registered programs and memberships. To be eligible, you must meet the financial criteria below. If you meet these criteria, please complete the online applications found on this page.

Subsidized Membership

The Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre offers membership subsidies to assist qualifying participants access to the facility. This membership runs from June 1 to May 31 of each year and reapplying for this membership type starts in April of each year.

The membership provides you access to the fitness centre, aquatic centre and gymnasiums during the centre’s hours of operations, access to the member fitness classes and drop in programs, and provides you a discount on registered programs.

Membership rates
  • Individual Membership (age 25 to 84): $25 per month + HST
  • One Adult/Family Membership*: $50 per month + HST
    *Dependents must be under age 22 and reside at the same home address

Memberships start on either the 1st with a full payment, or the 15th of the month with a 50% payment. This is determined by when the application is submitted.

You can also choose to pay for your membership up front for the year. Payment is required prior to accessing the Centre.

Eligibility
This application is for participants who meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:
  • Currently receiving ODSP,
  • Currently receiving Ontario Works, or
  • Currently meeting the following household income criteria:
    • Household of up to 5 family members: Net income up to $39,000 annually
    • Household of up to 6 family members: Net income up to $42,300 annually
    • Household of 7+ family members: Net income up to $47,100 annually
Membership application
Required documentation

The following documentation is required to complete this application. Fields will appear throughout the form for you to upload a PDF or photo of these documents:

  • Void cheque or Pre-Authorized Payment form from your bank.
    • This form allows us to withdraw the monthly membership fees from your bank account.
    • Membership must be paid monthly through this process.
    • Payments occur on the 1st or the 15th of the month depending on when the application is approved.
  • One of the following documents that verifies total household income. All income must be declared and verified for every adult living in your household:
    • Most recent Notice of Assessment, line 236 for the applicant and spouse (if applicable). Pay stubs are not accepted,
    • Monthly benefit or pension statements,
    • Most recent Family Net Income from your Canada Child Tax Benefit statement,
    • ODSP statement,
    • OW statement,
    • Employment Insurance, or
    • Student Loans.

Subsidized Membership Application

Registered Program Subsidy

The Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre offers program subsidies to assist qualifying participants in registered Children’s recreation and aquatic programs and registered Adult Fitness programs at the facility.

Please note: Children 4-18 years are required to access JumpStart funding prior to requesting assistance through the Wellness Centre

Eligibility

Discount eligibility

Household sizeTotal household incomeDiscount applied

1 - 5 family members

Up to $39,000

Lowest available program rate

6 family members

Up to $42,300

Lowest available program rate

7+ family members

Up to $47,100

Lowest available program rate

Recipients of Ontario Works and ODSP are not eligible for this funding. Please complete the Recreation Fee Subsidy application. If you have maximized your Recreation Fee Subsidy, you can apply to Jumpstart's individual child grant.

Jumpstart funding

The Sport & Wellness Centre is partnered with Jumpstart, an organization committed to ensuring children age 4 to 18 in need have equal access to sports and physical activity. 

  • Participants age 4 to 18 are required to access Jumpstart's individual child grants prior to requesting assistance through the Sport & Wellness Centre program subsidy application.

  • If you have exhausted your Jumpstart funding or your application was denied, you can apply for our subsidy program by filling out the application below. Proof of your Jumpstart application is required in order to be eligible.

To apply for Jumpstart's individual child grant:

  • Applications must be submitted prior to the program's start date.

  • Applications must include proof of financial need. 

  • Available funding is up to $300 per activity, subject to Chapter discretion and/or local demands. 

  • Children can be funded for successive seasons in an activity, up to a maximum of $300 per activity. 

  • The annual maximum amount a child is eligible to receive is up to $600, with two funding periods: January to June, and July to October.

For more information on the application process, view Jumpstart's Funding Guidelines

Apply for Jumpstart

Program subsidy application

If your application is approved, you may receive a discount off of the program fee you are registering yourself or your child into. Please note:

  • Completion and/or approval of this application does not guarantee a reserved space in a Sport & Wellness Centre registered program. Participants are responsible for registering for the programs they are interested in at the Centre, according to standard registration dates and procedures once their application has been approved payment for the program will need to be made at the time of registration.

  • Applications for programs that have already been paid for or taken place will not be accepted. 

  • Applications for discounted swimming lessons must be completed and approved at least 10 business days before registration opens for the session. Registration dates can be found on the How to Register page.

  • Applications for day camps, child and youth programs, or adult fitness programs at the Centre must be completed and approved at least 10 business days prior to the program start date.

Required documentation

To apply for the program subsidy, you are required to provide an electronic copy of one of the documents below that verifies total household income. Pay stubs will not be accepted. All income must be declared and verified for every adult residing in the household. You can upload a photo or attach a PDF copy:

  • Most recent Notice of Assessment, line 236 for the applicant and spouse (if applicable), or
  • Most recent Family Net Income from your Canada Child Tax Benefit statement.

If you are applying for a child age 4 to 18, you are also required to provide proof of your Jumpstart funding information, through your client number, or proof that your funding application was denied. This can be a photo/screen shot of the 'application denied' web page or email.

You can apply for multiple program discounts at once, for one or more participants. Have the program name, course code, and start date information available when you apply. Program information and fees can be found on the registration page of the program. You can search programs by course code, found in the Fun Guide, or by browsing the categories found on our Registration Page.

Program Subsidy Application