Ottawa Hand in Hand: Recreation and Culture Fee Support
The City of Ottawa offers help with program fees so that all residents can take part in recreation and culture activities regardless of their ability to pay. If you are already a participant in a community or social service agency program, or if you are an individual or family with a low-income, you may qualify for the Ottawa Hand in Hand recreation and culture fee support program.

Please note that applicants will be asked to provide proof of residence and of financial need and should be prepared to provide copies of formal documentation.

For more information regarding the City of Ottawa Hand-in-Hand Program, please click the following link:

To apply for the Ottawa Hand in Hand, Recreation and Culture Fee Support:

  • Step 1: Get the application form at any recreation or cultural facility or at a Client Service Centre.
  • Step 2: Complete the application form.
  • Step 3: Bring the completed application form to your local recreation or cultural facility. A supervisor will review the application for approval.

KidSport™ is a grass roots Canadian non-profit organization that provides support to under-resourced children and youth 18 years of age and under across the country by removing financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. this is important information that we could be passing onto families as a financial resource in the event that they want to play at a higher level than GRDO.

For more information on KidSport please click the following link:

To apply for assistance (grant programs) please click the following link: