Financial Assistance for Recreation

Coquitlam strives to make recreation more affordable and accessible.  Coquitlam’s Financial Assistance for Recreation (FAR) program is available for eligible Coquitlam residents.

Program Components 

Each eligible family member will receive: 

  • 50 drop-in passes and
  • $225 credit towards City of Coquitlam admissions, passes and programs

With the application, provide your Proof of Coquitlam Residency and Income Verification – note that total family income is used.

What is Total Family Income? 

  • Total Family Income means total combined income, before taxes, by all family members in Canada and abroad who contribute to the household income and expenses
  • This includes income from: employment of all types, all investments, pensions, child support payments, foster child support payments, rental revenues, funds in trust, disability benefits, worker’s compensation, foreign investments and income and benefits or pension and other financial sources 

If you are a Coquitlam resident and meet income requirements: 

  1. Complete the application form 
  2. Attach proof of Coquitlam residency – A current bill within two months of applying that contains your name and address or government issued ID 
  3. Attach income verification to confirm you meet the Low Income Cut-off level for the size of your household (refer to qualifying income levels chart below):
    • Income Statement (Option C print not NOA) for each family member who contributes to the household income and expenses OR
    • Main Applicant Proof of government assistance OR
    • Main Applicant Proof of receiving Compass Card (Red) OR
    • Completed Adjudicator or Agency signature Section of application

Qualifying Income Levels

Low Income Cut-offs (LICO) 2021
Family Size
Family Income

Family: One or two adult(s) married or common-law partners and their legal dependents aged 18 and younger.

Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0241-01 Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs) before tax by community size (100,000 to 499.999) and family size, in current dollars

Application Form

 Complete the online Financial Assistance for Recreation Application Form

If you would prefer to download the application form you can do so here:

Application Checklist

Our Application Checklist (PDF) can walk you step by step through the process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The following Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) will assist you in completing the Financial Assistance for Recreation Application and accessing the program’s benefits.


We require documents to verify address and income. For privacy reasons, you can:

  • Keep your originals and submit photocopy/scans 
  • Black out or redact information that is not relevant to the FAR application. For example, if you submit:
    • Driver’s License – black out DL number
    • Income Statement – black out Social Insurance (SIN) number
    • Bank Statement – black out account number

Information required to process application:

  • Full name
  • Coquitlam address on bill, ID and income documents
  • Date within two months of submission
  • Eligible income documents must show above and also: 
    • Qualifying income of applicant(s)
    • Line 15000 with income statement (if applicable)

Preferable ways to submit your application:

  • Online submission: Complete the >Financial Assistance for Recreation Application Form.
  • Email: Community Services 
  • Mail: Financial Assistance for Recreation | 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2
  • In Person: Glen Pine Pavilion | 1200 Glen Pine Court, Coquitlam, BC V3B 2P7
    • Submit your documents in a sealed envelope addressed to:
      • “Financial Assistance for Recreation (FAR)” | 3000 Guildford Way | Coquitlam | V3B 7N2
      • Date of submission