City supports 35 community groups through Transit Fare Assistance Program

The City of Fredericton is pleased to announce that the 2018 Transit Fare Assistance Program has been able to provide regular single-ride and Para Transit tickets to 35 community agencies or programs. This includes one new recipient. Tickets were allocated based on identified need and ticket availability.

“I am glad that the City will be able to provide the necessary transit tickets for this program in 2018,” said Coun. Steven Hicks, Chair the of Community Services Committee.  “It is an important initiative for our community partners that we’re pleased to offer year after year.”

Agencies receiving support in 2018 include the following, with an asterisk indicating a new recipient to the program:

  • Ability New Brunswick
  • Adult Literacy Fredericton
  • AIDS New Brunswick
  • Atlantic People’s Housing Ltd. (Tannery Court Co-operative)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fredericton
  • Boys & Girls Club of Fredericton
  • Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions Inc.
  • Central Valley Adult Learning Association Inc.
  • Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Christ Central Church (The Meeting Place)
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Downtown Community Health Centre (FDCHC)
  • East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights Inc.
  • Evelyn Grove Manor Tenants Association
  • Family Enrichment Services
  • Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.
  • Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc.
  • Gignoo Transition House Inc.
  • Greener Village (Fredericton Food Bank)
  • Jobs Unlimited
  • The John Howard Society of Fredericton
  • Liberty Lane Inc.
  • Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc.
  • Neil Squire Society
  • New Brunswick Association for Community Living
  • New Brunswick Community Residences Inc.
  • Opal III Fredericton Respite Services Inc.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4 *
  • Salvation Army, Community & Family Services
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Evangelical Church
  • Wilmot United Church (Wednesdays @ Wilmot)
  • Women in Transition House
  • YMCA – Family Friend Program
  • YMCA – Employment Services Program
  • Youth in Transition

The program is designed to provide additional support to community groups as they assist their clients’ efforts to attend medical appointments, access education and training, seek employment, or visit service providers. Under the program, these agencies can apply to receive Transit and Para Transit tickets to distribute to their clients. The program will operate throughout 2018.

Participating groups must demonstrate sound management and accountability for all tickets they receive by submitting Ticket Usage Records to the City each month.