For flooding and recovery information from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, click here.
For the latest update on the YMCA of Northern Alberta’s response to COVID-19, please, click here. Because of the high volume of requests, we are unable to respond to phone inquiries at this time.
In our effort to limit the spread and risk of exposure to COVID-19 to the YMCA community and the public, and to adhere to the direction from health officials, the YMCA of Northern Alberta has closed all centres to the public and cancelled programs and services. This means that until further notice, all of the following programs and services are not available at the YMCA of Northern Alberta: 
  • All YMCA Child Care programs in all regions are closed.
  • All health, fitness and aquatic centres and community centres in all regions are closed to the public.
  • All YMCA programs that serve children and youth in schools are cancelled.

The YMCA of Northern Alberta will not be charging fees during this disruption in program and service delivery. Click here for infomation on membership and program payments and refunds. 

As always, we are committed to keeping you informed about the YMCA's response to COVID-19 as it unfolds. Thank you for your help and support in keeping the YMCA a healthy community where everyone can thrive and belong.

UPDATE MAY 26, 2020: YMCA summer camps & COVID-19

As the province begins its phased reopening, many have been anxious to know what will happen at the YMCA of Northern Alberta this summer.

In a recent town hall with Premier Kenney, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hinshaw discussed the possibility of allowing gyms and recreation facilities to reopen sooner than the anticipated Phase 3 timeline.

The YMCA has not received any timeline or guidelines from the province about how or when we can reopen our health, fitness and aquatics facilities, so we cannot confirm any dates. We do know for sure that when we are able to reopen, the health and safety of our members, employees and community will remain paramount.

After carefully reviewing the province's requirements for operating day camps and considering all of our options, we now sadly announce that all YMCA of Northern Alberta summer day camps are cancelled. It will not be possible for our programs to adhere to all of the requirements and recommendations for a safe day camp experience this year.

We know how important a day camp experience is to a child, and it's our passion to offer a welcoming space with exciting programs and positive role models where kids can thrive. That's why this decision was so difficult to make, and why we share the disappointment of our day camp families.

We have contacted those whose children are registered in summer day camps to make this announcement and discuss refund options.

Our YMCA community is made up of kind and caring individuals who know how important it is for kids to have a safe and fun place to go where they can play, learn and grow. While the YMCA will not be able to provide that experience this summer, we know that the need for these opportunities will not be going away. And as we look to reopening our facilities to members, we know that the need for financial assistance for individuals and families to access memberships will be greater than before.

By donating now, you can create an opportunity for a deserving child, individual or family in need — an opportunity for them to have an amazing YMCA experience in the future. An opportunity to thrive. While we can't say for certain when this will happen, we know that it can't happen without your support.

Click here to give children, individuals in your community the opportunity to thrive.

Previous Updates
  May 20, 2020
YMCA Child Care FAQ
May 15, 2020
NewAlta Child Care Update
May 14, 2020
YMCA Child Care Reopening Information
May 13, 2020
YMCA Child Care & COVID-19
May 8, 2020
YMCA Child Care in Wood Buffalo
May 4, 2020
YMCA Child Care & COVID-19
April 20, 2020
New resources from the YMCA to help you keep well
April 1, 2020
We're bringing the Y to your home
March 20, 2020
Employee Lay-offs
March 18, 2020
Facility Closures & Personal Belongings
March 16, 2020
Membership & Payment Information
March 15, 2020
COVID-19 & the YMCA
March 14, 2020
COVID-19 & the YMCA
March 13, 2020
COVID-19 & the YMCA
March 12, 2020
COVID-19 & the YMCA