Programs for individuals with disabilities

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The City of Guelph is dedicated to making our programs and services accessible and inclusive to all members of our community. We do this through One2One Support, which is offered to individuals diagnosed with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, and provides assistance to them when participating in programs. Participants must be registered in a City of Guelph recreation program to be eligible for One2One Support.

Assessing need for support

  • Is extra support required at school?
  • Is extra help at home for basic care?
  • Is there a diagnosed physical, medical and/or development disability that could affect the safety of the participant or other participants?
  • Does the participant belong to a support agency?

Register for your recreation program

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Activity registration

If you require One2One Support in a City of Guelph recreation program, please register for One2One Support in addition to your program registration using the information below.

Adapted Aquatics

The City of Guelph is committed to ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to play, learn, and socialize. We offer adapted aquatics programs for all age groups. You do not need to register for One2One support when registering for adapted aquatics programs.

Register for your Adapted Aquatics program

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One2One support in camps

One2One support is offered to individuals diagnosed with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, providing assistance when participating in programs. Participants must register in a City of Guelph recreational program to be eligible for One2One support.

Please note:

  • Every effort is made to provide support to participants with disabilities either through staff, volunteers and/or the use of adaptive equipment. Support is based on available resources and is not guaranteed.
  • To provide equal opportunity for all, each camper may receive a maximum of four weeks of support

Walk-in/phone registrations

  1. Indicate that you are looking for One2One Support in Summer Camps.
  2. Complete the questionnaire and pay for the camp fees.
  3. Once registration is complete, staff will be in contact with you regarding the One2One support for Summer Camp

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Online registrations

  1. Login to
  2. Navigate to the Summer Camp page.
  3. Select Show Courses under One2One Support.
  4. Identify preferred location.
  5. Select location and corresponding week of camp.
  6. Register participant for up to a maximum of 4 weeks of One2One support in summer camps.
  7. Complete registration and payment.
  8. Once registration is complete, staff will be in contact with you to complete a detailed intake form.

Fee assistance programs

Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR)

We offer a subsidy program to help adults and seniors on a limited income stay active with the Fee Assistance in Recreation (FAIR) program. The program helps subsidize the cost for recreation programs, swim passes, or other memberships. People who qualify can receive a discount on registration fees. For more detailed information go to our fee assistance page.

Personal Assistant for Leisure Activities (PAL) Card

A PAL card is available to people with a disability who require assistance: to attend City of Guelph recreation programs or to ride Guelph Transit conventional and mobility services. The PAL card is issued to the person with the disability and allows him or her to be accompanied by a friend, relative, support worker, etc., as their support person who participates as an attendant at no additional cost.

Leisure Access Card (LAC)

The Leisure Access Card is available to any person 18 years of age and older who has a disability. The LAC card allows you to pay the “seniors’ rate” (where applicable) rather than the “adult rate” for many City of Guelph Recreation courses/programs. These programs are offered at a lower fee than our regular adult programs, and most are available during the daytime.

Subsidy for groups for persons with disabilities

The City of Guelph provides a subsidy to organized groups when booking group activities or programs for people with a disability.