The town is now in Stage 2 of the province’s reopening framework. More town amenities, programs and services are becoming available. Provincial orders remain in effect and we must all follow public health guidelines.
The benefits of physical activity and play, at a low or no cost.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all previously scheduled Recreation and Culture programs, including summer camps for July and August, are cancelled.
NEW! Visit our Summer Camps page for inforrmation about CampOAK, our NEW summer program for kids.
Clients should complete the new online form to use a Halton Region Recreation Referral or Halton Region Child Care Subsidy. Because our facilities are currently closed under provincial order, in-person registrations are not permitted at this time.
Questions? Please email email@example.com for details about our new registration process.
The Town of Oakville believes that all residents should have access to programs and services offered by the Recreation and Culture department regardless of age, ability or financial need.
To this end, the town provides residents with free and low-fee programs and services, as well as financial assistance options.
Families receiving Ontario Works (OW) or Ontario Disabilty Support (ODSP) are automatically eligible for this funding.
Families with one (1) child who earn less than $35,000, and families with two (2) or more children who earn less than $45,000, may also be eligible providing they are in active receipt of Child Care Fee Subsidy from Halton Region.
For more information, visit the Halton Region website, call 905-825-6000 or 311.
Jumpstart's core purpose is to enrich the lives of kids (ages 4 to 18) in need through sports and physical activity. They assist with the costs associated with registration, equipment, and/or transportation.
Families living below Revenue Canada's Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) are eligible for Jumpstart funding.
Visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca to learn more.
Under the Town of Oakville's Recreation Connection program, financial assistance is available based on total net income of all family members and the number of people in your household.
Once your application is approved, you will receive an account and registration information letter. Each eligible family member on your application will receive a credit of $300 which is valid for one year. You may apply for and receive the credit once per year.
Applications for Recreation Connection are ongoing throughout the year. The first day of each customer's 12-month enrolment period will be the date their credit is added to their account.
Recreation Connection applications can be submitted Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., at the following locations:
Answers to frequently asked questions follow. Click on a heading for more information.
To qualify for the Recreation Connection program, the applicant must:
*Refugees are eligible to apply for Recreation Connection within the first year of receiving the following documents and income verification is not required:
Provided eligibility requirements are met, dependents over the age of 18 and living at home must apply separately as an individual.
Family size — current dollars
1 person — $22,324
2 persons — $27,790
3 persons — $34,165
4 persons — $41,481
5 persons — $47,046
6 persons — $53,061
7 persons or more — $59,076
Subsidy available is $300 per person.
Download the Recreation Connection application form (PDF) or pick one up in person.
Applications for fee assistance can be found at any Recreation and Culture department customer service counter, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A specific appointment time is not necessary but can be made by phoning your preferred location or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are required to provide the documentation outlined under How do I qualify?
Town of Oakville Recreation and Culture staff will forward all eligible applications to Town Hall for processing. This will take approximately seven (7) business days. A welcome letter will be provided with registration information.
Once the credit has been applied to your account, you will be able to register in programs of your choice.
Programs and services NOT eligible for fee assistance include:
Your individual credit cannot be transferred to other family members or individuals.
You have the option to either use the credit to cover the full program or membership cost or to pay a portion yourself using an accepted payment method. This can only be done when registering in person.
The credit has no real cash value. Any refunds from cancelled or withdrawn programs will be returned to your account as a credit. Any unused credits remaining at the end of your enrolment period cannot be carried over or transferred to another individual or family member or redeemed for cash.
You are eligible to reapply for the program once per year if you continue to meet all of the eligibility criteria. Applications can be made 30 days prior to the end of your current enrolment period.