Gateway Gazette

CAP Card Helps to Create Equitable Access to High River Programs and Services

HIGH RIVER, AB: The Town of High River has launched a new Community Access Program (CAP) that will provide discounts on many town programs, activities and support services to residents that meet specified household income requirements.

“Programs like CAP help to ensure that all residents can enjoy the recreation, programs and services that the town offers,” said Kate Tymstra, FCSS coordinator for the town. “We feel that it is important to create equitable access to services for all residents living in High River.”

The program expands on the previous Fee Assistance Program by being applicable to all Town programs (except daycamps), facility admissions and passes. Additionally, the qualifying income rates are higher than the previous program making it available to more residents.

CAP card holders are eligible to receive:

  • 50% off all programs offered in the Town of High River community program guide (excluding daycamps)
  • 50% off admissions and passes to the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex and Cargill Field House
  • FCSS’ Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • Coming soon: Discounts through participating businesses

 

To qualify for a 2016/2017 CAP card you must be a resident of High River and have an annual income below a certain level depending on the number of people in your household.

Complete details on the program can be found online at www.highriver.ca under the Residents then Family and Community Support Services menu.

Applications can be made at Family and Community Support Services located at #101 – 303 9 Avenue S.W. (Charles Clark Medical Centre). They can be reached by phone at 403-652-8620 or by emailing fcss@highriver.ca.

“We are also currently looking to expand the program to include local businesses who are interested in offering discounts to CAP card holders,” added Tymstra. “It’s a great way for businesses to support the community and we would love to hear from them.”

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