Spring & Summer Registration

Program Registration is not available at this time. Registration for all programs is currently on hold and no form of registration are being accepted (online, mail, drop-off,etc).

For a full list of closures/cancellations and updates regarding the City's response to COVID-19 visit  pickering.ca/COVID19

Program registration will be postponed until regular business operation resumes.  We recognize the significant impact this decision will have on our community and thank you for working with us at this time.  

All Spring Programs have been cancelled.


Spring & Summer Guide is available online.

Fall Guide will be available August 4.
Registration for fall will start August 18 for aquatics and August 20 for all others.


Register Online

pickering.ca/active
Browse, search, and register for activities quickly and easily.  Search by keyword, age, day, time, location, and more. Online Payment by Mastercard or Visa.


Register In Person

Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road

Monday to Friday, 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
In person payment by cash, cheque, MasterCard, Visa, Interac are accepted.


Register by Mail, Drop-off or Fax

Mail In
Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, ON L1V 3Y7

24 hr drop-box
Pickering Civic Complex
Central Tower (outside, between City Hall and the Library)
One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7

Fax to 905.831.9370
MasterCard & Visa only


Registration Information | Rules & Regulations

During distribution of the guide, applications are accepted and a random processing system is utilized. Non - Pickering resident applications are processed two weeks after the resident registration date. Participants must meet program age requirements by the first class. Post-dated cheques must be dated a minimum of two weeks prior to the start date except for camps.  No cheques will be accepted for camps less than one month before camp start date.

Program Cancellations Due to Inclement Weather

Under extreme weather conditions, programs may be cancelled. To check on program cancellations due to inclement weather, please visit the City’s website at pickering.ca under Program Cancellations & Service Disruptions or call 1.866.278.9993.
Programs cancelled by the City will be made up or refunded.

Refunds, Withdrawals, Transfers

A full refund is issued if the City of Pickering cancels a program. The City reserves the right to cancel programs due to insufficient registration.
Prior to the start of a program, clients are able to withdraw or transfer most programs online through their Active Net account up to 48 hours before the program start date. Once the online withdraw/transfer window is closed, leisure and aquatic requests for refunds/transfer may be done using the new withdraw/transfer form. The form can be filled out online at pickering.ca/registration or a PDF copy can be requested form Program Registration Staff.

  • No refund will be issued after the second class unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.
  • Missed classes will not be made up, or refunded.

All refunds for aquatic leadership, private or semi-private lessons, and camps must be submitted five business days prior to the course start date. Aquatic leadership course refunds are subject to a $37.00* administration fee.
Refunds are calculated on a pro-rated basis, based on the date the written request is received and subject to a $11.00* administration fee.  A $48.00* fee will be applied to all NSF cheques returned by the bank to the City of Pickering.  If a client withdraws from a program with registration staff, an $11.00* administration fee applies. Cash, debit, and cheque registrations will be refunded by cheque. Cheque refunds take four to five weeks to reach you by mail. Transfers are subject to a $11.00* administration fee. *HST will be added to applicable programs.

Waiting Lists

Your name will be added to the waiting list for your first choice only. You may add your name to a waiting list using Active Net without making a payment.  Please note: there are no wait lists for any camp programs.

Enrolment Confirmation / Tax Receipts

Enrolment is complete when a confirmation letter or number (pending bank approval) is provided. You may confirm enrolment online through your Active Net Account, or call registration at 905.420.4621. For a second and subsequent confirmation letter, a $5.65 administration fee will be required. Tax receipts are available online. Log into you Active Net account and under account activity, go to ‘print tax receipts’.

Discounts

Where there are three or more children in the same family taking part in the same program, the third child will be charged half price. Discounts will apply to the lower priced program within the current session. This does not apply to CHDRC Memberships, as family rates are available. Additionally, this does not apply to Aquatic Certification Programs. Low Income Discounts will be considered with a copy of the applicant's Notice of Assessment, (family). Subsidy is reviewed and based upon Canada's Low Income cut-off - LICO. Persons with disabilities and senior citizens (65+ years of age) are eligible for a 50% fee reduction, except in programs specifically designed for these individuals. * A copy of a disability allowance cheque or a copy of the disability tax credit form, must be provided. Low Income Discount is not available for March Break camps, with the exception of the child having approved disability status* (confirmation medical paperwork will be required for approval) Some programs and camps are operated by contracted service and therefore may not be subject to City of Pickering discounts. Please note, if registration is completed online, the application must be made in writing within the current session to the registration office and a discounts will then be applied to your account. One discount may be applied to one activity per person, per session. Sessions are Spring/Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Financial Assistance for Recreation Programs

Pickering residents currently receiving income support through Regional programs may be eligible to receive financial assistance to support the cost of participation in City programs for children.  An application for Jumpstart Funding, Terms and Conditions Form, and Notice of Assessments will be required. Applications may be received by calling 905.420.4620.  For more details contact Sharon Milton at 905.420.4660 ext 3601. 
 View our Financial Assistance page for details.

Safe Arrival and Departure

For the safety of all program participants, we would ask that you walk your child into the program area when dropping them off and return to the program area to pick them up at the end of each class/session. Please ensure that the staff person responsible is aware of your presence when you pick up your child. If someone else is picking up your child, please inform one of the instructors at the beginning of the class. Admission to programs will not be allowed to children who show obvious signs of illness or health conditions that would compromise their safety or the health and safety of others. This includes communicable diseases, flu, watery eyes, runny nose, cold, fever, etc. If a child does not feel well during a program, parents will be called to pick them up. If your child is participating in a program that is held in a gymnasium, send your child with indoor shoes, as outdoor footwear will not be allowed.

Participant Behaviour Guidelines

For all participants, we want to encourage and create an environment of trust, safety, and above all, fun! We will not accept disrespectful or aggressive behaviour. Our staff is trained to address inappropriate behaviour from participants of all ages. While we make every reasonable effort to ensure the enjoyment of all participants, if inappropriate behaviour is not changed, a participant’s actions will lead to removal from our programs and services. The City of Pickering has a Zero Tolerance Policy.


City Services & Leisure Guide

  • Spring & Summer Guide is available early March
  • Fall Guide is available early August
  • Winter Guide is available mid November

The Guide is available online or available for pick-up at a City Facility near you.