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Reduced Hours during Winter Wonders: RBG Centre and Hendrie Park will close at 4 p.m. (final admission 3 p.m.). Timed-tickets required to access these areas for the evening Winter Wonders experience.

Green Angels Subsidy Program

Green Angels Subsidy Fund

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, RBG can provide the helping hands that guide disadvantaged, special needs and new Canadian children to a special place where they can let their imagination grow in a safe environment – the natural world of Royal Botanical Gardens.

The Green Angels Subsidy Fund subsidizes admission passes, school programming, child, adult and family programming, and school transportation costs. 

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Green Angels Program also helps fund virtual learning through our new RBG at Home platform and virtual school programming. These programs include technology-based digital programming that can improve social connections to the outside world. 

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Donate to Green Angels

You can be a Green Angel to an individual today! Your donation provides children, adults, and families who are experiencing financial hardships an opportunity to visit and engage in the offerings of Royal Botanical Gardens. 

Your donation subsidizes:

  • School programming 
  • School transportation costs 
  • Admission passes 
  • Day camps and clubs 
  • Children, adult, or family programs 
  • Virtual, interactive child and youth programming  
  • Virtual school programming  
  • On a case-by-case basis, RBG does consider supporting adults/families with transportation and caregiver support to those with special needs so they may participate in our programs 

To learn how you can join the Green Angels Society and make a greater impact on individuals experiencing financial hardship in our region, please call 905-527-1158 (1-800-694-4769), ext. 229. 

Apply for Financial Assistance

Applications for financial assistance are available for children whose families receive social assistance or whose total household income is below the poverty line for the city in which they live. Subsidies are also available for children with special needs and for children who are new to Canada. Children and youth are also referred to RBG from other community organizations that support families in need.

Green Angels provides financial assistance for our children’s programs, day camps, school programsadmission fees and membership fees, virtual, interactive child and youth programming and virtual school programming. Transportation is also covered for schools not able to afford busing.

At this time, the Green Angels program is only able to provide subsidies to children in the areas of Hamilton and Halton due to limited financial resources.

To inquire about receiving Green Angels Financial assistance please complete the inquiry form below.

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  • Note: due to limited financial resources, the Green Angels program is only able to provide subsidies to children in the areas of Hamilton and Halton.
  • So we can access your inquiry, please provide us with two consecutive Social Assistance statements or a copy of your most recent Notice of Assessment (Individuals only).

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