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 annual 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 an annual 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.


Everybody Plays 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.

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

Partner 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. 


Removing Financial Barriers.
Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We’re committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more.
Apply online through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart website to begin your process for subsidy funding for your child’s programs at Vivo!

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


KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers so they can participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Calgary & Area provides grants of up to $500 per eligible child, per year (January 1st – December 31st) towards sport registration fees.

Apply online through the Kidsport Canada website to begin your process for subsidy funding for your childs programs at Vivo!

ALBERTA CHILD CARE SUBSIDY: Little kids Active Learners

Little Kids Active Learners is a licensed preschool; therefore, you may be eligible for Alberta Child Care Subsidy. 

Once your application has been reviewed you will receive a conditional approval followed by a final approval after two months.

Once you receive your approval notices, please send them to Guest Services at guestservices@vivo.ca so they can be applied to your account. Your monthly fee will then be reduced by the approved amount listed on your approval notice.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Guest Services for more information.

To find out if you are eligible and to apply, click the button below. 

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.

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