Reopening: Edmonton Region

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We're ready for you!

April 8, 2021

These past few months have been tough for everyone. We've missed seeing you at our centres, and we're excited to announce the opening dates for YMCA Child Care centres, community and housing initiatives programs, as well as Edmonton health, fitness and aquatics centres, along with some details about what you can expect when you return. 


YMCA Child Care

We have started to reopen YMCA Child Care centres! Not all child cares are open as of today, however, we're working hard to ensure your child can come back to our care safely and will open more child care centres according to community need. As new information becomes available, we're updating to keep you informed. You can also visit that page for information on how we're working to keep your family and our staff safe while at YMCA Child Care. Click the link below for more information on when you can expect more child care centres to open and to register for a waitlist.

YMCA Child Care in Edmonton        YMCA Child Care in Spruce Grove        YMCA Child Care in St. Albert


Community Programs, Housing Services and Community Centres

Here in Edmonton, we are still operating our YMCA Melcor Village housing complex as well as Housing First programs for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing chronic homelessness. We're also still delivering critical youth intervention programs: Youth Transitions, Youth Diversion, Alternative Suspension and Y-CAN. And our Y Digital Literacy staff are producing great content during a time when so many of our community members are at home and need digital literacy to connect to others. If you're looking for a spot to play pickleball, click here for more information!

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Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centres

While we are excited to provide a place for you to reach your goals and connect with your community again, the health and safety of our members, employees and volunteers is our most important consideration. We will be meeting or exceeding all of the recommendations in the Government of Alberta's guidelines for recreation facilities and swimming pools. As guidelines change, we expect that our protocols in our centres will change over time. We promise to communicate changes in your Y experience as they occur!

View the Government of Alberta's Current Restrictions


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Current programs and services

For current programs and services at Edmonton Health, Fitness and Aquatic Centres, click on a centre below!

Locations - EDM HFAs

Find an Edmonton Health & Wellness Centre

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Keeping our staff, volunteers and members safe

Your YMCA experience is different as we take precautions to keep you safe. Here's what you should know before you go:

We're monitoring and adhering to Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services guidelines. We're conducting pre-entry health screening at Be seen with a green screen!
We're adhering to rigorous sanitation practices. You'll notice increased signage and education about hygiene and physical distancing.
We've reduced facility capacities and group sizes for programs and classes. To promote physical distancing and keep you safe, workout machines are spaced out or unavailable.
General and PLUS locker rooms are open with capacity limits, traffic flow signage and a reduced number of showers are available to make it a safe space for everyone. We strongly encourage all our members to limit their time in these spaces. Face coverings are mandatory inside all YMCA spaces and during all low-intensity physical activities, except if you're in the pool. Find out more by visiting
For your safety, water fountains are not in service, so bring a water bottle to use bottle fill stations. We're providing hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes throughout YMCA facilities
Some shared amenities and furniture have been removed from our locker rooms and lobby spaces. To reduce the risk for members, towels will be distributed by staff at the front desk.

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Ready to access the Y online for program registration and membership? Here's how!

Request access to your online account

Important membership information

Effective Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 4:00 pm, our Edmonton Health and Wellness Centres are temporarily closed.

All active YMCA memberships will be automatically put on hold until our reopening date. There is no action required to put your membership on hold. All memberships that are currently scheduled to reactivate during our closure will likewise be placed on hold until our reopening.

Upon our reopening, all memberships that were scheduled to come off of hold during our temporary closure will be reactivated.


If you receive financial assistance, please note:

We will not automatically reactivate your membership, and we won't assume you're ready to come back at the same rate of assistance as before we closed. We encourage you to do one of the following two options:

  • Click here to request that your online account be activated so that we can begin helping you set up your account. Once you log into your account, you can fill out our financial assistance form online!
  • Click here to extend the hold on your membership.


PLUS Memberships

PLUS lockerrooms and memberships are available to store belongings, however, the steam room and hot tub will be closed in order to adhere to public health guidelines. All members are encouraged to arrive workout-ready and to shower at home if possible. If you would like to reinstate your PLUS membership, please notify the YMCA experience desk at the time of your visit.


Need Help?

Please email us at

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The YMCA of Northern Alberta is a charity dedicated to helping communities connect, belong and thrive. The closure of our physical spaces and many programs and services as a result of COVID-19 has placed us in a financial position where we have to be extremely prudent to ensure we can continue to serve members and communities for years to come.

While we know there will be changes to YMCA spaces, one thing that has not changed is the fact that our YMCA community is made up of kind and caring individuals who know how important it is for kids, families and individuals to have a safe place to connect, belong and thrive. We know that the need for these opportunities has increased through this period of isolation, while at the same time, the financial situation of many in our community has worsened. As we look to reopening our facilities to members, we know that the need for financial assistance is eminent and the generosity of our members are needed and appreciated more than ever. 

We can't wait to connect with you in person again. If you're subscribed to our emails, keep an eye out for future emails letting you know how to restart your membership and pre-book your time at the Y online! If you're not subscribed to our emails, this page will be updated as well.