City improves application process for subsidy programs

Guelph, Ont., January 25, 2018 – The City of Guelph has introduced a single-application process for residents who are applying for a subsidy program like the Affordable Bus Pass, Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) and animal licensing.

“This new process makes it much easier for our residents when filling out the paperwork,” says Alex Goss, manager of Community Investment. “The one application saves time and reduces the need for our residents to share sensitive information over and over again.”

Residents can apply for the City’s subsidy programs online at under the How can we help you? tab. Residents can also download the application, fill it out and return it to Service Guelph at City Hall, the West End Community Centre, Victoria Road Recreation Centre, Evergreen Seniors Centre, or Guelph Transit. Paper applications are also available at the same locations.

Two additional improvements to the subsidy program include the ability to have a professional support person pick up an Affordable Bus Pass on behalf of the user and more flexibility on how and when you can use the FAIR subsidy to apply for recreation programs and courses. Details are available on the City’s website.

The City is committed to assisting community members, living on a low income, through fee assistance and financial subsidies.


Media Contact

Alex Goss, Manager, Community Investment
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2675
[email protected]