Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify for recLINK support?

recLINK serves children and youth between 6 and 18 years of age who currently reside in Ottawa Community Housing.

Can my child choose what program they would like to participate in?

We want your children to participate in a program they are passionate about! recLINK tries to connect children to the programs of their choice but cannot guarantee specific centers or programs. If we cannot connect you to a specific program, we will look for a similar alternative to ensure your child is having fun!

Will the programs be close to my home?

We will always try to connect you to programs as close to your home as possible. If transportation is a concern, we may be able to offer assistance.

How are the programs free or low cost?

recLINK utilises existing bursaries and subsidies available from organizations throughout the city. We also receive free spots donated by arts, sports and recreation organizations throughout the city.

I need help buying equipment. Can recLINK help me purchase equipment?

Yes, we have access to subsidies and community partners that can provide support with equipment or supplies if needed to participate in the program.

I don’t have a car; do you provide help with transportation?

We link to recreation facilities close to your home. If that option is impossible, eligible participants may receive OC Transpo tickets that can be used to travel to and from recLINK programs.

I am not sure how to fill out application forms, can recLINK help me?

Filling out program registration or subsidy applications can be time consuming and confusing! We have many applications onsite and we have special partnerships that make registration easy. Our Program Coordinators can help fill out applications or teach you where to find them and how to fill them out.

Do you make connections to programs for children and youth with disabilities?

Yes! We have partnerships with organizations that have accessible facilities with accessible
programming. We are working collaboratively with our Partners to develop and increase affordable, nearby recreation options for persons with disabilities for future sessions.