Everybody Plays

The program includes:

Individuals who qualify as part of The City of Calgary’s Fair Entry/Fee Assistance Program receive a 50% subsidy on prepaid and continuous passes.


  • Submit an application to The City of Calgary. Applications are available online, or at any City of Calgary facility.
  • If approved, visit a City of Calgary facility to receive your Fee Assistance card.
  • Bring your Fee Assistance card to Vivo Guest Services and you will receive a continuous pass with a 50% subsidy.
  • Fee Assistance customers must re-apply each year to The City of Calgary.

Not in need of fee assistance?

You can give the gift of play to a family in need by donating to Everybody Plays. Your donation will remove financial barriers so that they can have access to Vivo and have a chance to live a healthy, active and more connected life.


Program Subsidy

Everybody Plays is Vivo’s way of removing barriers to play – there are three ways we do this by collecting donations to helping subsidize the Calgarians who may not be able to afford physical activities like swim or skating lessons, gym access or programming for children with our Everybody Plays Initiative.

Contact subsidy@vivo.ca to learn more about Everybody Plays and other programs that reduce financial barriers.

Membership Subsidy: these generous donations allow Vivo to provide qualifying community members with a discounted membership to the facility.

Program Subsidy: our partners are Jumpstart and Kidsport who provide subsidies to qualifying children and families.

Fair Entry: City of Calgary

At check-in, show the Guest Services team your Fair Entry approval letter and a piece of photo ID for access to Vivo.  For information, see the Fair Entry section on this webpage. 


Fair Entry/Fee Assistance participants aged 4-18 may be eligible for a subsidy on eligible Vivo sport and recreation programs.

For more information contact subsidy@vivo.ca.

Thank you to Canadian Tire Jumpstart for their partnership in this program!

To donate or find out more visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca or call 1-877-616-6600.


KidSport Calgary offers financial assistance for registration fees and equipment for children aged 18 and under. For more information please visit their website.

Comrie’s Sports Bank

Comrie’s Sports Bank is a Kidsport Calgary program that outfits kids, from low-income families across Southern Alberta, with FREE sports equipment. Kids do not need to be registered in a sport to access this program. They have a wide variety of sports equipment and strives to get kids active by providing their families with the proper equipment to stay safe and have fun!


Vivo is part of the Access 2 Program. A partnership between Easter Seals for people of all ages who have a permanent disability and require the assistance of a support person to access Vivo without any added financial burden.