City supports 36 community groups through Transit Fare Assistance Program

The City of Fredericton is pleased to announce that the 2017 Transit Fare Assistance Program has been able to provide regular single-ride and Para Transit tickets to 36 community agencies or programs. This includes three new recipients.  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 2017,” 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 2017 include the following, with an asterisk indicating a new recipient to the program:

  1. Ability New Brunswick
  2. AIDS New Brunswick
  3. Atlantic People’s Housing Ltd. (Tannery Court Co-operative)*
  4. Autism Connections Fredericton Inc.
  5. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fredericton
  6. Boys & Girls Club of Fredericton
  7. Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions Inc.
  8. Central Valley Adult Learning Association Inc.
  9. Chalmers Regional Hospital Foundation
  10. Christ Central Church (The Meeting Place)
  11. Christ Church Cathedral
  12. East and Central African Association for Indigenous Rights Inc.
  13. Evelyn Grove Manor Tenant Association
  14. Family Enrichment Services
  15. Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.
  16. Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc.
  17. Gignoo Transition House Inc.
  18. Greener Village Community Food Centre (Fredericton Community Services Inc. / Fredericton Food Bank)
  19. Jobs Unlimited
  20. Laubach Literacy Fredericton
  21. Liberty Lane Inc.
  22. Multicultural Association of Fredericton Inc.
  23. Neil Squire Society
  24. New Brunswick Association for Community Living
  25. New Brunswick Community Residences Inc.
  26. Opal III Fredericton Respite Services Inc.
  27. Salvation Army, Community & Family Services
  28. St. Matthew Lutheran Evangelical Church
  29. The John Howard Society of Fredericton
  30. UNB Community Health Clinic
  31. Wilmot United Church (Wednesdays @ Wilmot)
  32. Women in Transition House
  33. YMCA – Family Friend Program*
  34. YMCA – Employment Services Program
  35. YMCA – Newcomer Employment Services Program*
  36. 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 2017.

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