City of Winnipeg Programs

Everyone CAN Play! A Guide to Winnipeg Sport and Recreation Subsidies was initiated by the Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council and completed through the Winnipeg Community Sport Policy – Access and Engagement, Subsidy Committee.  It is a step by step instruction manual to access seven subsidies for recreation and sport to cover the costs of registration, equipment and related fees.  Community organizations, schools, and teams will find it helpful to ensure the subsidy programs are understood and used.

Winnipeg Children and Youth Recreation Guide, developed by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, is an overview of programs and facilities available for youth from pre-school to adulthood.  There is also a section outlining the organizations with responsibility for leadership and policy in sport and recreation and links to the subsidy programs.  This guide will be useful to find web based information on a wide range of opportunities from competitive to leisure activities, including arts and culture programs.

City of Winnipeg Recreation Programs (website)

The City of Winnipeg offers numerous sport, hobby and learning programs including swimming, pottery, and dancing to name a few. Check out the Leisure Guide, call 311, visit one of the Recreation facilities or Pools to find a spot just right for you and your family! All programs must be paid for upon registration, however there are subsidies available for those who may not be able to afford the entire registration fee, however these must be applied for in advance.

Registration dates


  • Over the phone: Visa, Mastercard, or American Express
  • In person: Cash, Cheque, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Debit

City of Winnipeg Recreational Fee Subsidy

Winnipeg residents in financial need are encouraged to request a fee subsidy to participate in Community Services Department programs and services.

Click here to be taken to the City of Winnipeg Fee Subsidy page.

The following services are eligible for fee subsidies:

  • Registered courses (Leisure Guide programs and swimming lessons)
  • Drop-in courses (10 visit Active Living passes)
  • Facility Admission (10 visit Facility passes)

Canada Sport

Organized Sports

Contact your local community centre for more information