Financial Assistance

The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) operates a program to provide some help for those living on a low income to access recreation.

The program is called the ‘LIFE Program’. It stands for ‘Leisure Inclusion for Everyone.’ Being active is important to physical and mental health. Living on a low income can make this difficult. If you are living on a low income, we have some ways that may help you access recreation services.

The LIFE Program offers:

  • A MYPASS access card with limited visits that are valid January 1 – December 31 at all SCRD Recreation Facilities.
  • Free skate and helmet rentals at the arenas and free locker tokens at the Sechelt Aquatic Centre and the Gibsons & District Aquatic Facility.
  • Program credit for registration in any SCRD registered opportunity.
  • New! Choice of options – please view the 2024 LIFE Application Form for details.

How to Apply

Now accepting 2024 Applications!
2024 LIFE Application Form

The application process has been simplified. Submit your completed form.

By mail:
Attention Kris Sas
1975 Field Road
Sechelt BC
V7Z 0A8

In person:
– Gibsons and Area Community Centre, 700 Park Road, Gibsons
– Sechelt Aquatic Centre, 5500 Shorncliffe Avenue, Sechelt
– Pender Harbour Aquatic & Fitness Centre 13639 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Madeira Park

Please allow up to two weeks for processing. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Email applications are not accepted.

The following organizations are already registered with the SCRD and may assist clients who are unable to declare their income on the application form:

  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
  • shíshálh Nation Government District
  • Sunshine Coast Community Services Society (various departments)
  • Vancouver Coastal Heath (various departments)
  • Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living
  • Raincity Housing
  • School District #46 – including Community School Associations

To register as a qualified referring agency, please contact us.

Contact Us

Recreation Services

Phone: 604-885-6801