Leisure Access Program

The Leisure Access Program (LAP) has been around in various forms for a while now.  It is designed to allow low income families to access recreation programs at a reduced cost. The program is administered by your local city government and the rules and application procedures vary from district to district.

The City of Vancouver Leisure Access Program has taken a step forward by now allowing the entire family with a disabled child (up to the age of 17) to qualify for the LAP regardless of income. Hopefully other municipalities will follow Vancouver’s lead and open their programs to children with disabilities.

With summer quickly approaching, now would be a great time to contact your local recreation department and find out what is available in your area.

If you know of other districts that allow access to this program to kids with disabilities, could you please let us know in the comment section.

4 thoughts on “Leisure Access Program”

  1. Hi,
    It looks like the city has discontinued this pilot program and now the only way to qualify is to have a family income under a certain amount. this was a great program and we are really disappointed they decided not to continue with it.

  2. We were approved even though we are above the low-income cutoff. I had to show my Canada Child Benefit/Disability Child Benefit assessment so they had that much information about my income. I used the paper application form. May 2019

  3. In order to qualify for the CDB, you have to be below a certain income. So you may qualify and won’t be eligible to receive anything. If it shows that you aren’t receiving anything, the LAP office will deny you.

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