What We Do

  • Available to permanent residents, convention refugee, and caregivers
  • Information, orientation, and referrals
  • Supportive, solution-based counselling
  • Interpretation and translation
  • Information orientation including:
    • Immigration issues and documents
    • Travel documents
    • Employment insurance benefit application guidance
    • Child tax benefit application guidance
  • Community access program
  • Group sessions about setting in the community
  • Community participation and education
  • Other services designed to assist newcomers to integrate into the community

Notary Public Services available on the last Saturday of every month! 

Nanny Network every 2nd Saturday of the month (10am-4pm)!

The YMCA of Wood Buffalo acknowledges the partnership of:


Location & Hours
#106B - 9816 Hardin Street
Fort McMurray, AB   T9H 4K3

Office: (780) 743.2970 (ext 1)
Fax: (780) 743.2973

Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed 12 (noon) - 1pm

Related Programs

Housing First
The YMCA of Northern Alberta provides Housing First services in our Wood Buffalo Region. The Housing First ICM Program , embraces the principle of Housing First—that every person has the right...
Home Visitation
YMCA Home Visitation empowers and strengthens family connections within the home. The early years of a child’s life is a critical developmental period. Interventions during this time can create...
  • Youth at computers during the YMCA BTG program.
    Bridging the Gap - BTG

    Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 20-week paid employment readiness program for youth between the ages of 15-30 years. During the 16 weeks we covering career planning, job search skills, resumes and cover letters, life skills, computer training, financial literacy, stress management, job shadowing, personal development, WHMIS and First Aid & CPR certifications. In addition, each participant will receive a 3 month YMCA membership pass.

  • A YMCA family reading a book together.
    Since 1907

    The YMCA of Northern Alberta has enjoyed serving the community as an independent registered charity since 1907!  We've certainly grown, with 1600+ employees, 600+ volunteers, 20+ community program locations, 3 housing services sites, 70+ child care programs, and 9 service and program centres.

    We can't wait for another 100+ years of seeing the potential in everyone!

  • Man speaking with family about housing supports.
    Housing Support

    The YMCA offers a variety of programs aimed at strengthening the foundations of community, from outreach programs to housing support services. For more information, check out our community programs and housing initiatives guide.