To qualify for a vacation at Waupoos, your family needs to meet all of the following criteria:
- This is the only family vacation longer than
two nights away from home for the family during the period of June to September
- At least one child is 16 years of age or under.
- And either:
family meets the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut Off (LICO) or
limitations of at least one family member restrict vacation options to the
accessibility provided at Waupoos Farm.
Please note that priority is given to first-time vacationers!
1Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-off
(LICO) for the Ottawa region (community greater than 500,000)
Low income cut-offs (LICOs) are income
thresholds, determined by analysing family expenditure data, below which
families will devote a larger share of income to the necessities of food, shelter
and clothing than the average family would.
Statistics Canada has always referred to the low income cut-offs and low
income measures as indicators of the extent to which some Canadians are less
well-off than others based solely on income and as such, are low income and not
poverty measures … The purpose … is to provide the dollar cut-offs used to
define the low income population.
In Ottawa a family unit is considered low
income if the combined before-tax income of the family unit is below the following:
7 or more persons 59,907
Canada LICO Family Unit: All persons living in the same dwelling and related by
blood, marriage, common-law or adoption.
numbers as posted by Statistics Canada