The YMCA ensures that their programs and services are filling the needs of the community – for all people. The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is the annual campaign to raise funds and awareness of these community needs. The campaign funds are used to assist people in gaining access to YMCA programs and services to help improve and enhance their lives.  The YMCA Strong Kids Opportunity Fund is a program where the YMCA community gives back to help fellow members become healthier, stronger and happier.

The goal is to raise enough money each year so that no one is turned away for inability to pay. YMCAs in Northern Alberta assist approximately 25% of the members with programs such as accommodation in transitional housing, emergency childcare, swimming lessons, summer day camps and programs for youth at risk.

Who benefits?
  • Any individual who is unable to pay the full membership or program fee in Northern Alberta
  • Our international YMCA partners in Colombia and Ukraine
  • All community and housing programs participants
  • Individuals and families needing emergency and short-term accommodations
  • Parents needing emergency child care

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The 2017 YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is underway! Donate to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign Today

By making a donation, you are making an investment in the life of a child, a family and our community – you are changing lives!

For more information or to make your donation:

Adam Zawadiuk
Manager Fund Development
(780) 429-5732
azawadiuk@northernalberta.ymca.ca

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    YMCA Strong Kids - Donate Today!

    The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is the annual campaign to raise funds and awareness of community needs. The campaign funds are used to assist people in gaining access to YMCA programs and services to help improve and enhance their lives. No one is turned away due to the inability to pay!

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    Plan Your Legacy

    The YMCA recognizes and honours those who have included the YMCA in their estate plans. Formally known as the 'Heritage Club', members plan their gifts to create endowment funds at either The Edmonton YMCA Foundation or the Edmonton Community Foundation.

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    Edmonton YMCA Foundation

    The Edmonton YMCA Foundation was formed on January 4, 1991 for the purpose of holding and investing endowment funds for the YMCA, and for investing earnings on those funds in YMCA programs, services and facilities. The Foundation supports current YMCA programs and is creating a legacy to ensure that the Y will continue to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities for generations to come.