Financial Assistance

Saanich helps low income residents access recreation services and programs at our recreation centres.

Leisure Involvement for Everyone (L.I.F.E.)

  • Discount coupons
  • Drop-in admissions
  • Discounted annual memberships

You are eligible if

  • You are a Saanich resident
  • You are currently living on a low income.  Please refer to the numbers listed below

The following Low-income threshold numbers will be used for 2020 applications (Per # of People in Household)

  • 1 = $24,689
  • 2 = $34,915
  • 3 = $42,762
  • 4 = $49,377
  • 5 = $55,206
  • 6 = $60,475
  • 7 = $65,321

Where to Apply

Go to any of our four recreation centres:

What to Bring

  1. Proof of current Saanich residency (a utility bill within 3 months or a signed rental agreement).
  2. A Notice of Assessment(s). Please note: In common-law* and marital situations, combined income is required for application therefore both individuals will need to provide proof of income by showing their individual notice of assessments. 
  3. Every family member who needs an access card – we will be taking their photographs.

You’ll Receive

Option A

  • An access card with 52 drop-in admissions at any Greater Victoria recreation facility
  • Each LIFE member will also receive a variety of discount coupons for Saanich recreation programs.

Option B

  • 50% discount on a Saanich Annual Membership Access Pass (plus tax) for use at any Saanich recreation centre, or 50% discount on the Annual Regional Pass (plus tax).


  • Full-time post-secondary students are NOT eligible for the LIFE program. Spouses and dependents of students (that are not students themselves) are still eligible
  • You can’t transfer coupons, access cards and membership passes.

More Funding Support

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

If you find it difficult to send your children aged 4 – 18 to sport, dance and other organized physical activities, Jumpstart can help.

  1. Fill out the Jumpstart form here. [PDF - 48 KB] [PDF - 51 KB]
  2. Then return the completed form to our Recreation Programmer, Mena Westhaver.
    • The information you provide on this form is collected by the District of Saanich under section 26 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and is used for purposes of processing your funding application and communicating with you.  The information is disclosed to the Canadian Jumpstart Program for the purposes of reviewing your funding application. Questions about the collection of your personal information may be referred to the Saanich FIPPA Team, at 250-475-1775, at , or 770 Vernon Avenue, BC, V8X 2W7. 


The Saanich Legacy Foundation and Saanich offer program funding so kids can be healthy, engage socially and PLAY!  KidsFUNd supports children 3-18 years of age in all areas of recreation from sports to the arts.  The funding application is below.  If you want to support this program and provide a child the opportunity to be engaged in recreation, please contact me directly.  Thank you!

  1. Fill out the kidsFUNd form  [PDF - 111 KB]
  2. Then return the completed form to our Recreation Programmer, Mena Westhaver.

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