Recreation Fees and Charges Review

The fee structure for Courtenay Recreation facilities, programs and services is under review. In 2020 under the guidance of City Council, the City of Courtenay retained the services of RC Strategies to conduct a recreation fees and charges study.

The intent is to develop a policy that aligns fees and subsidy levels with the amount of benefit the community and individuals receive from the services. This is known as a “benefits-based approach”.

Recreation programs and services help meet the social, physical, and mental health needs of the community. The goal is to ensure fees for using these important community services are fair, practical, and consistent, while ensuring that the process for establishing these fees is transparent.

Public engagement started with an online survey in the fall of 2020.

RC Strategies introduced the draft Recreation Fees and Charge Framework to Council at the May 9, 2022 Council meeting.

We are now seeking comments and feedback on the final draft report as the final steps to our public engagement process.   The final draft report can be accessed here:

Recreation Fees and Charges Framework - DRAFT 2022.pdf [PDF - 15 MB]

Please respond with comments by June 7, 2022 to rcs@courtenay.ca.

After the completion of the final engagement phase, the finalized Recreation Fees and Charges Framework along with a summary of the public feedback will be completed in a staff report and presented to Council at a future Council meeting (anticipated at the end of June 2022) for adoption.

For any questions regarding the project, please feel free to contact the City of Courtenay Recreation and Cultural Services Department at rcs@courtenay.ca.

Presentations

May 09 2022 Presentation to Council: Recreation Fees and Charges Review - Briefing Note [PDF - 16 MB]

November 25 2019 Presentation to Council: Recreation Fees and Charges Review - Council Workshop [PDF - 620 KB]

November 25 2019 Presentation to Council: Recreation Fees and Charges Review - Cost Matrix [PDF - 217 KB]

November 25 2019 Presentation to Council: Recreation Fees and Charges Review - Consultant Summary [PDF - 862 KB]