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Subsidy program for low-income residents

The Airdrie Participant Support Program (APSP) is a one-step application process for access to a discounted rate for select City of Airdrie programs and services for low-income residents of Airdrie.

To be eligible for City of Airdrie subsidy programs, applicants must be residents of Airdrie and have a household income that is below the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) as defined by Statistics Canada (updated annually):

Low-income cut-off threshold before taxes for census metropolitan area for population over 500,000 (Statistics Canada)

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Household income $26,620 $33,141 $40,743 $49,467 $56,105 $63,276 $70,449

Successful applicants will qualify for up to a 50% discount on the current price of the following:

  • Admission and passes to City of Airdrie Recreation Centres
  • Registered programming at City of Airdrie Recreation Centres
  • Airdrie Transit fares and passes (including ACCESS Airdrie)

Community Links may also be able to suggest additional financial supports for you and your family. More information below.


How to apply

Read all pages carefully. This application is used for multiple subsidy programs.


Complete the application

Complete the APSP application to the best of your ability. If your application is incomplete, not clearly printed or missing documents, the application process will take longer.


Gather the required documents

Please submit a copy of ONE of these documents with your application. A copy of the document MUST accompany your application for each member of your household 18 years or older. Please do not submit originals. Applications must also include proof of residency.

  • Canada Revenue Agency: Notice of Assessment (HOUSEHOLD)
  • Assured Income for Severely Handicapped (AISH)
  • Income Support -  Alberta Works or Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
  • Alberta Child Health Benefit Card (with copy of a letter from the Alberta government)
  • Alberta Seniors Benefit Card (with copy of a letter from the Alberta government)
  • Airdrie Housing Limited Tenant
  • Letter from a Registered Social Worker or partnering social agency stating family income
  • Resettlement Assistance Program document
This program requires applicants to provide proof of residency and income criteria. Some restrictions may apply. For more information, review information on this page or contact COMMUNITY LINKS at tel. 403.945.3900 or email: .

Submit your application

Applications can be (select the method that is most convenient for you):

If you are sending documents via mail, fax or dropping them off, send copies of your supporting documents (income, residency identification), do not include originals.


Pick up your card

When your application is processed, your income will be assessed to determine if you meet the income requirement for these programs.

Community Links will send you an email or a letter or contact you by telephone letting you know if you qualify for these programs based on your income. This notification (usually about two weeks from the time your application is received) will tell you what to do next.

If you qualify, your card will be issued by mail or may be picked up at Community Links.

Note: To register for GENESIS PLACE programs online, APSP participants must pay the full program fee at the time of registration, and then contact administration at  403.948.8804 ext. 5549 for reimbursement.


Reapply annually if needed

Once the time period you have been approved for ends, you must re-apply with all documents once again (annually).