Town of Halton Hills work together with community groups and individuals to provide services that develop healthy and active communities.
The Town recognizes the importance of these community groups and the volunteers that help make them so successful. Through the Recreation & Parks Community Group Registration program, the Town provides ongoing support to non-profit groups that comply with the program’s criteria.
Why Register your Group with the Town of Halton Hills?
Registered Groups may be eligible for:
Priority status for ice, floor and/or sports fields (subject to Facility Allocation Policy), and preferred rates for school use (as per the Reciprocal agreement with School Boards)
Reduced rates at selected facilities
Free Town space for annual general meetings when elections are held
Advertising and promotional opportunities at registered rates
A one-time free ¼ page ad in our Community Activity and Service Guide for newly registered groups
Workshop series and leadership opportunities at reduced rates
Assistance of a Town staff liaison, acting in an advisory capacity
Assistance in connecting with other community organizations and government programs, grants, funding opportunities and resources
Who is Eligible for Group Registration?
To be eligible to become a registered group, the group must be a non-profit organization which has been in operation for a year, and which operates under the authority of a volunteer board or committee.
Criteria for Becoming a Registered Group
Group must operate in an open and democratic manner through the holding of an annual general meeting where elections of an executive/board by the membership takes place
Base of operation must be in the Town of Halton Hills
A minimum of 85% of the membership or registrants must be residents/rate payers in Halton Hills; taking into consideration such factors as geographic location, skill level, age restrictions, and facility limitations Group must not
Not duplicate another registered group which is formed for the same purpose unless the existing group cannot meet the demand for its service.
Must be in good financial standing with the Town.
Registration status must be renewed annually upon receipt of a renewal package
NEW! Social services, registered charities and service clubs may now be eligible for Community Group Registration. Eligibility will be reviewed on a case- by- case basis.
Who is Not Eligible for Group Registration?
Political parties and other groups with a political, religious and/or political doctrine designed to persuade the public to adopt a particular view on a broad social question.