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. To make a donation directly to the YMCA Endowment Fund, click here.

We are blessed with wonderful volunteer leadership on our YMCA Foundation Board of Directors. This group of outstanding leaders works to help the Foundation grow and increase its effectiveness. They are:

John Lilley (Chair)
Estelle Asselin
Brent Buchanan
Doug Cronk
Peter Kool

Bob McColl
Scot McLeod
Tim Melton
Kirby O'Connor
Esther Ondrack

Nick Parkinson
Cecil Paull
J.J. Tremblay
Robert J. Turner





View the Edmonton YMCA Foundation's 2018 Edmonton YMCA Foundation Community Impact Report


In October each year, the YMCA of Northern Alberta host our annual Thanks for Giving event. This event serves to give thanks to all those who help support the YMCA in its endeavour to improve the surrounding communities through programs and services. Thanks to our organizers and attendees who come together to make the event a resounding success each year!

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    YMCA Giving - Donate Today!

    YMCA Giving is the YMCA of Northern Alberta’s annual campaign to raise funds and awareness of community needs. Donations 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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    Calling all Seniors!

    As a charity, the YMCA relies on its volunteers to help us provide community program support. Volunteering at the YMCA can help you: Develop new skills, help others, meet new people, feel valued, and more!