Enjoy Calgary’s Top Spots for Less: Access2 Card

Discover affordable entertainment options in Calgary with the Access2 card, a program designed to support individuals with disabilities and those with low income. The Access2 card opens doors to numerous attractions in the city, making fun and culture accessible to everyone!

Picture of Published May 27, 2024

Published May 27, 2024

Access 2 Entertainment

What is Access 2 Entertainment?

The Access 2 Entertainment program is a fantastic initiative that offers individuals with disabilities easier access to entertainment venues across Canada. With this card, you can bring a support person with you for free or at a significantly reduced rate. It’s all about making entertainment more accessible and enjoyable for everyone!

Who Qualifies for an Access 2 Card?

To qualify for an Access 2 Card, you need to be a person with a permanent disability who requires a support person. You’ll need to provide proof of your disability, such as a letter from a healthcare professional or an official document, when applying for the card. You must also live with a permanent disability that requires the assistance of a support person when visiting participating venues.

Permanent Disability: A permanent disability can include physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication, or sensory impairments that restrict your ability to attend venues independently and will remain with you for life.

Support Person: A support person is someone who accompanies you to assist with tasks not provided by venue staff, such as eating, administering medication, communicating, or using washroom facilities. They must be 18 years or older and do not need to be a registered personal support worker unless specified by the venue. They can be a relative.

Age: The Access2 Card is available for individuals of all ages with permanent disabilities who need a support person. However, if you do not need a support person as you age, you are not eligible for the card. Additionally, if you gain free entry to a venue because of your age, the Access2 Card cannot be used at that time.

What are the Benefits of the Access 2 Card?

The benefits of the Access 2 Card are plentiful! Cardholders can enjoy various perks, including:

  • Free or discounted admission for a support person at participating venues.
  • Easier access to entertainment and recreational activities.
  • Inclusion in a community that values accessibility and support for individuals with disabilities.

How Much Does an Access 2 Card Cost?

The Access 2 Card is very affordable, costing just $20 for a 3-year term or $30 for a 5-year term. This small fee opens the door to a wide range of accessible entertainment options and is well worth the investment.

How to Get an Access 2 Card:

Getting your Access 2 Card is easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill Out the Application: Download the application form from the Access 2 website and complete it with your personal details.
  2. Provide Proof of Disability: Include a letter from a healthcare professional or an official document that verifies your disability.
  3. Submit Your Application: Send the completed application form, proof of disability, and payment to the address provided on the form.
  4. Receive Your Card: Once your application is processed, you’ll receive your Access 2 Card in the mail, and you can start enjoying the benefits!

Participating Venues

With your Access 2 Card, you can explore many exciting venues in Calgary and beyond. These venues are committed to providing accessible and inclusive experiences for everyone. Here are some of the fantastic places where you can use your card:

Join the Access 2 Community

By getting your Access 2 Card, you’re not only gaining access to great entertainment but also joining a community that supports and celebrates individuals with disabilities. It’s a wonderful way to enhance your social life and enjoy new experiences with the people you care about.

If you have any questions or need more information, you can speak with you Case Manager or visit the Access 2 website. For more events to do in Calgary, visit our events page right here on our website.

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