About the Access 2 Card Program

The award-winning Access 2 Program is a collaborative partnership between Easter Seals and over 500 movie theatres, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, and recreation facilities across Canada. Designed for people of all ages who have a permanent disability and require the assistance of a support person, the goal of the Access 2 Program is to improve social inclusion and provide access to entertainment, cultural and recreation opportunities and experiences without any added financial burden.

When an Access 2 cardholder (the individual with the permanent disability) presents their valid Access 2 Card at any participating venue partner, their support person receives free admission; the cardholder pays regular admission.

Since launching in 2004, the Access 2 Program has emerged as a national leader in promoting and celebrating social inclusion and opportunities for active social participation amongst the disability community in Canada. Just as important, the Access 2 Program has also been at the forefront of raising awareness about the importance of accessible spaces, equal opportunity, and working collaboratively to create a more inclusive, more accessible Canada.

Applying for an Access 2 Card

In order to successfully apply for an Access 2 Card, you must have a permanent disability that necessitates the assistance of a support person. As part of the application process for new (first-time) applicants, you will be required to have an authorized healthcare professional verify that you have a permanent disability that requires you to have a support person.

To apply for a new Access 2 Card, renew your existing or expired Access 2 Card, or to replace your lost or stolen Access 2 Card, please click on the link below:

Please note that there is a small administration fee when applying for an Access 2 Card. The cost is $20 for a Card valid up to 3 years, or $30 for a Card valid up to 5 years.

Using the Access 2 Card

Simply present your valid Access 2 Card when purchasing tickets with your support person at any participating Access 2 Program venue. As the Access 2 cardholder, you will pay regular admission and your support person will receive free admission.

The Access 2 Card is accepted at a wide range of entertainment, cultural and recreation venues, as well as festivals, concerts, and special events in all 10 provinces, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. Click on the link below for a list of participating venues.

Learn More About the Access 2 Program

For more information about the Access 2 Program, including specific details on how to apply for an Access 2 Card, payment options, and answers to some frequently asked questions, please visit www.access2card.ca.

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