The Program of financial assistance for access to vacation camps (PFAAVC) offers financial assistance to non-profit organizations that manage or organize vacation camps to reimburse them for the expenses associated with attendant services offered to individuals with disabilities.

Presentation and purpose

The purpose of the PFAAVC is to support the creation of environments conducive to the practice of physical, sports and active recreational activities for individuals with disabilities at vacation camps.

Eligibility

Vacation camps that offer attendant services to individuals with disabilities during the summer period are eligible. A vacation camp must be qualified as such under Volet 1  Soutien aux activités estivales (component 1 – support for summer activities) in accordance with the conditions set out in Chapter III of the Guide des normes (PDF 278 Kb) (standards guide, available in French only).

Reimbursable expenses

A vacation camp may receive financial assistance for expenses associated exclusively with the remuneration (including employee benefits) and training of attendant staff.

Claim process

To submit a claim under the 2020-2023 PFAAVC, please complete the online claim for financial assistance form This hyperlink will open in a new window. (available in French only).

In addition, the documents listed in Appendix 1 of the Guide des normes (PDF 278 Kb) (standards guide, available in French only) must be submitted by email to pafacv@education.gouv.qc.ca, or by mail to the following address:

Programme d’aide financière à l’accessibilité aux camps de vacances
Ministère de l’Éducation
Direction du sport, du loisir et de l’activité physique
1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 19e étage
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5

Key dates 

The intake period for claims has ended for the current school year. The dates for the next period will be determined in 20222023.

Support and resources

If you require support in the application process, please contact the Direction du sport, du loisir et de l’activité physique of the Ministère de l’Éducation: