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YMCA of Northern Alberta is proud to work in partnership with community organizations throughout the Edmonton Capital Region to address homelessness. A number of programs are currently available.

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound embraces the principle of Housing First—that every person has the right to a safe, secure home. The focus is on ending homelessness by providing permanent housing and follow-up support. Individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness are housed first and then given appropriate supports to address barriers, establish relationships, access resources and improve...

Melcor YMCA Village - Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Program The Melcor YMCA Village helps people who have housing affordability needs and would benefit from a lower rent. Melcor YMCA Village is an affordable housing facility and participates in the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Facts Unit Rental Rates are 10% - 15% below the average market rental rate, which is set by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation in April...

YMCA Family Resource Centre

Located within the Boyle Street Plaza at 9538-103 A Avenue and directly across from the Melcor YMCA Village. The YMCA Family Resource Centre provides meaningful programming that responds to the needs of all members of the community. Some of the programs offered are listed below: Collective Kitchen: Collective Kitchen offers participants the opportunity to prepare affordable healthy meals for...

YMCA Welcome Village

The YMCA Welcome Village is part of the first phase of the Boyle Renaissance Project, a multi-phase, far-reaching community redevelopment situated in the area between 95 and 96 Streets and extending north from 103A Avenue to the LRT tracks. The Boyle Renaissance is a made-in-community solution that will provide a range of market and affordable housing units, and a variety of different services...

Grande Prairie Housing Supports

Learn about Grande Prairie Housing Supports > 

Wood Buffalo Housing Supports

Learn about Wood Buffalo Housing Supports >
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    Melcor YMCA Village

    The Melcor YMCA Village helps people who have housing affordability needs and would benefit from a lower rent. Rents are fixed at a rate which is at least 10% below the market rents for the area.

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    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.

  • Financial Assistance

    The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign supports YMCA Financial Assistance (formerly the Opportunity Fund) that ensures no one is turned away from the YMCA because of inability to pay.  Financial assistance is available for individuals and families who face financial barriers to joining our programs and services.