You could qualify for a yearly amount of $400 per person in Leisure Access fee assistance. Learn how to use your Leisure Access funds below.

On this page:

  1. Using your funds
  2. Our funding year
  3. Login to ActiveNet
  4. Check your Leisure Access balance
  5. Apply for Leisure Access

Using your funds

You can use Leisure Access to pay for:

You can also use your funds to pay for a Kitchener Group Card, giving you unlimited access to ongoing groups at Downtown Community Centre, Rockway Centre and Breithaupt Centre. Contact a community centre to get started.

You cannot use Leisure Access to pay for:

  • minor sport organizations (examples: hockey, soccer, gymnastics, baseball)

If you don't want to use your Leisure Access funds to pay for a program, please call 519-741-2907 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for an override.

Our funding year

We accept applications all year, but our funding year runs from November 1 to October 31.

Your Leisure Access usage is based on the transaction date (not the program date), which means that if you register for a program before October 31, you can use your Leisure Access funds to register for a program after November 1. You can use your Leisure Access funds to pay for city-run programs (see full list).

Funding is based on council approval, budget availability and resident demand.

Login to ActiveNet

After you're approved for Leisure Access, please do not create a new ActiveNet account. Your existing account will have the funds assigned to you.

To login to ActiveNet, follow these steps:

  1. open ActiveNet
  2. sign in with your email address and password
  3. if you don't know your password, click on "forgot password" and enter the email address you used in your Leisure Access application

Visit our ActiveNet questions page to find answers to common questions.

To make the most of the ActiveNet search, watch this how-to video.

Check your Leisure Access balance

To check your Leisure Access balance, follow these steps:

  1. login to ActiveNet
  2. click on "My Account"
  3. click on "Scholarship (Leisure Access) List" and look below the payment and order management sections to find your Leisure Access balance
  4. to see other family members' funds, click on your name in this section and choose another name from the menu that appears

Apply for Leisure Access

Visit our Leisure Access (fee assistance) page to find:

  • qualifications
  • what you need to apply
  • application
  • after you apply
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart program
  • frequently asked questions