Fair Entry


Fair Entry

What is Fair Entry?

Fair Entry is an application process for subsidized City of Calgary programs and services. This process will assess your income eligibility for multiple City programs with a single application.

What is a subsidy?

A subsidy is a form of financial support that offers a fee reduction.

How does Fair Entry help?

  • You may qualify for, and learn about, City of Calgary programs and services.
  • You only have to demonstrate your income situation once annually.

Recreation Fee Assistance This program provides lower cost fees for City of Calgary Recreation facilities, golf courses, leisure centres, and access to partnering organizations. Recreation Fee Assistance cards can be obtained as soon as you're approved for Fair Entry.

Once you have obtained Fair Entry approval, take your photo ID and your Fair Entry approval letter with you to any Calgary Recreation leisure centre or aquatic centre to receive your Recreation Fee Assistance Card.
Calgary Transit Low Income Transit Pass Program This program provides lower cost monthly transit passes for adults (18 years and older), youth (6 – 17 years of age), and the annual low-income seniors pass (65 years and older). Adult and youth Transit pass pricing will be determined on a sliding scale; the senior’s low-income transit pass is not part of the sliding scale program. Please contact 403-262-1000 for further information.
Property Tax Assistance Program This program provides a credit/grant of the increase in residential property taxes. Households that are approved will receive an additional rebate from Waste & Recycling Services. Applications are reviewed from June 1 to December 31 each year
  • applications received after December 31 will be reviewed in June of the following year
  • you must own your home and reside in your home
  • you cannot own other City of Calgary residential property
  • you must own the property for a minimum of one year from date of purchase
  • you must have experienced an increase in property taxes from the previous year
Seniors Services Home Maintenance Program This program is for low income seniors (65 years and older) to help them live safely in their homes. Services for renters and homeowners include:
  • basic yard care
  • snow removal
  • house cleaning

Homeowners may also be eligible for:
  • painting
  • minor repairs
No Cost Spay Neuter Program This program provides free spay and neuter for pet cats and dogs.
  • you must own the dog or cat at the time of application
  • this program is not available for breeders
  • you must be 18 or older to apply