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Education and Training

Academic Supports

Book Club

The Book Club program is designed to engage children in the world of literature by offering a seven-week program that guides children step-by-step though the exciting world of chapter books and...

Positive Discipline

During eight weekly sessions, this course provides a foundation for parents. It is a set of principles that can be applied in a wide range of situations, not just those that occur during challenging...

Certifications

Instructor Certifications

Lifesaving Instructor Recertification

This is a recertification course for LSI instructors.

Prerequisites: Must have previously held these awards.

Lifeguard Certifications

Bronze Cross Recertification

This is a recertification course for Lifesavers who currently hold or have held a Bronze Cross award. This is the prerequisite for all advanced-training programs including the National Lifeguard and...

Child & Family Development

Preschool Gym (0-6)

Develop your toddler’s sense of adventure as her or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers an artistic side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness,...

Gym and Crafts

Develop your toddler’s sense of adventure as he or she experiments with gym equipment and discovers an artistic side with crafts. Gym activities will focus on balance, spatial awareness,...

Positively Scientific

Find out how things work, make a mess or just learn something new. We’ll explore biology, chemistry and physics in a child-friendly manner. Let us help your child become a budding Einstein.

Song and Dance - Parented

Encourage your child’s exploration of music through lively songs, rhythm and sounds. Your toddler’s experience will be further enhanced by dance, movement, and fun games to develop body...

Y Chefs - Youth

Y Chefs (Youth) is designed to help teach healthy eating habits and provide high levels of nutrition following Canada's Food Guide. Youth will cook the food on site as their 'after...

Afterschool Learning Adventure

Afterschool Learning Adventure offers school aged children an opportunity to complete their homework and engage in other literacy, numeracy, and physical literacy games with the help of a...

Y Preschool (3–5yrs)

A great YMCA Play to Learn playschool program that encourages children to develop their creativity, imagination, social skills and movement through a variety of activities.

Employment Services

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap - BTG Edmonton

Bridging the Gap is a 20-week employment readiness program which enhances the skills of young job-seeking Albertans through a combination of an intensivetraining program as well as a 12-week work...

*NEW* Bridging the Gap - BTG Wood Buffalo

Bridging the Gap is a 20-week employment readiness program which enhances the skills of young job-seeking Albertans through a combination of an intensivetraining program as well as a 12-week work...

Health, Fitness & Aquatics

Play Care

This pre-booked service offers parents the chance to utilize programming while their children enjoy a safe, interactive and fun environment. In order to be eligible for the member rate the child must...

Aquatics

WIBIT (Jamie Platz)

On your mark, get set...have fun! What is a WIBIT? Think of it as a floating obstacle course. Balance, coordination, motor function... On the AquaTrack every skill is required. (For children 6 years...

Drop-In Member Swim

Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during special member family swim times! Members Family Swim is FREE and open only to YMCA members. Not a member? Try YMCA Public Swim - it's open to...

Drop-In Public Swim

Bring the family and come enjoy our pools during public swim times!...

Swim Lessons

Bobbers

Gaining comfort in the water, blowing bubbles with gradual facial immersion, front and back floats with assistance.

Private Swimming Instruction

Private lessons provide one-on-one instruction to meet each swimmer’s individual needs. All lessons are 30 minutes in length. Please contact the Member Sales and Service desk to book your...

Drop-In Parented Lil' Dippers

Make Friends: meet otherparents interested in teachingtheir child the basics oflearning to swim throughgames and songs. Build Skills: some of the skills you will learn include learning how to hold...

Star Leadership

Make Friends: make new friends, learn lifesaving skills, share knowledge with new swimmers while working in partners and groups. Build Skills: your competent and confident swimmer will build on their...

Drop-In Teen Swim Lessons

This program is designed for teens who want to improve their swimming abilities and lifesaving skills. Participants have the option of completing the YMCA Learn to Swim program. Make Friends: make...

Bobbers

Gaining comfort in the water, blowing bubbles with gradual facial immersion, front and back floats with assistance.

Gliders

Must be able to float, swim 5m unassisted in shallow water.  Must be comfortable beginning the transition from shallow to deep water with assistance.

Surfers/Dippers

Surfer - Surface support for 30sec, front and back swim with arm action and flutter kick up to 15m, side breathing, face in with buoyant aid. Dipper - Front and back swim 25m, intro to front and back...

Otter

This level is for beginner swimmers.  To complete: submerge, holding breath, front and back float unassisted, front and back swim 5m.

Dolphin

Build endurance and stamina for length swimming and instruction. To complete: tread in deep water 45sec, front glide with kick, face in, side-breathing 15m, front and back swim with arm and leg...

Swimmer

Introduction to length swimming.  To complete: initial standard front crawl 25m; back swim 25m; tread water 60sec; jump into deep water and swim 50m.

Star 1

To complete: front and back crawl initial standard; tread water 90sec; endurance swim of 75m; eggbeater 60sec.

Star 2

To complete: front and back crawl intermediate standard; elementary backstroke initial standard; endurance swim 100m (4 lengths) throughout program; tread water 2min.

Star 3

To complete: front and back crawl advanced standard; elementary backstroke intermediate standard; breast stroke initial standard; endurance swim 200m (8 lengths).

Star 4

To complete: recognition and care for an obstructed, conscious victim; eggbeater kick forward 10m and backward 25m; elementary backstroke intermediate standard 75m, breast stroke 25m intermediate...

Star 5

To complete: swim 200m in under 6min; eggbeater kick 2min; butterfly initial standard 15m; breast stroke 50m advanced standard; sidestroke 25m intermediate standard; endurance swim 500m (20 lengths).

Star 6

To complete: rescue unconscious victim with obstructed airway; sidestroke 50m advanced standard; butterfly stroke 25m intermediate standard; endurance swim 600m (24 lengths); help teach a swim skill.

Star 7

To complete: recognition and care for bone/joint injuries; respiratory distress and asthma/anaphylaxis; create and deliver 3 fun activities for a stroke/skill; 400m swim in under 12min.

Adult

Adults will progress at their own pace without the pressure of completing levels within the typical lesson structure and time frame. Core Skills at a Glance: This program is designed to establish...

Teen

This program is designed for teens who want to improve their swimming abilities and lifesaving skills. Participants have the option of completing the YMCA Learn to Swim program.

Aquatic Fitness

Aqua – Baby and Me

This interactive aqua fitness class is designed specifically for parents and babies. It is a great opportunity for Moms or Dads to reintroduce exercise into their new routine while enjoying quality...

Drop-In Aqua – Boot Camp

Deep water boot camp allows you to use theresistance of the water in a full range of motion tomaximize your strength and cardio workout. This is aworkout that strengthens the entire body using...

Drop-In Aqua – Deep

Deep-water aquafit allows you to use the resistance of the water in a full range of motion to maximize your workout. A non-impact cardio workout that strengthens the entire body using water...

Drop-In Aqua – Shallow/Deep

A low-impact cardiovascular workout held in the pool. This class allows you to use the water’s resistance to increase muscular strength while working to maximize your cardiovascular fitness...

Drop-In Aqua – Tone

Wake yourself up with this shallow water aqua class. Minimal choreography that will suit all levels of fitness. You control the intensity, making it as hardor as easy as you like. This class is a...

Drop-In Aqua – Warm Water

A class specifically designed for those with arthritis and other mobility issues. The shallow, warm water helps to relieve stiffness, increase range of motion and allows for a safe, low-impact cardio...

Drop-In Aqua Pilates

A Pilates class is the perfect opportunity to lookand feel better. Pilates is a fun workout that tonesyour body. Pilates focuses on strengtheningcore abdominal muscles with certain moves andbreathing...

Drop-In Aqua Zumba®

The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. No dance experience required and suitable for all...

Youth Triathlon

A Triathlon combines three sports: swimming, biking and running. Are you interested in learning more about Triathlons and the training behind the sport? In this program, you’ll have the chance...

Drop-In Fitness Swim

Using all the major muscle groups, this self-directed class will improve your endurance, strength and lung capacity.

Drop-In Lane Swim

Get fit and enjoy the pool at your own pace. Lane swimming improves endurance, strength and lung capacity.

Youth Triathlon

A Triathlon combines three sports: swimming, biking and running. Are you interested in learning more about Triathlons and the training behind the sport? In this program, you’ll have the chance...

Drop-In Water Polo

An introduction to Water Polo. Join us after work for fun games where the team sizes vary depending on participation. There will be a coach there to increase your skill in the game, so no experience...

Swim Clubs

Drop-In Triathlon Swim

Specialized drills and activities to enhance your triathlon event timings.

Food & Nutrition

Kids Can Cook+

Your child will bring out their inner chef with weekly cooking sessions where kids get to take home what they cook. They will explore food through fun while learning basic cooking skills. Please...

Lil' Chefs

Children will enjoy preparing and tasting a variety of simple recipes along with stories, crafts and simple kitchen skills.

Make it Vegetarian

Not a big meat eater? Trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Make it Vegetarian will give you great meal concepts that will inspire your meatless dishes. This class includes discussions on protein...

Mexican Meals

Do you like your food hot and spicy? This is the class for you! Come out and learn about different types of chili powders, how to make a mouthwatering dish of rice, beans, and ham, and how to make...

Cooking with Dad

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending time cooking with Dad? In this class, you’ll make a delicious and child-friendly three-course meal, with an appetizer, main...

Back to School Lunch Hero

Looking for back to school meal ideas for your child’s lunchbox? Learn to prepare healthy, cost effective meals that your child will love and take home a serving of what you create! Be a hero...

Cake Decorating Basics

Always wanted to learn how to decorate cakes but don’t know where to start, or are you unhappy with your results? This is the class for you! Ideal for beginners, we will cover details like...

Collective Kitchen

Join a group that meets once a week to cook for yourself or your family. The group chooses the menu, the facilitator purchases the food and the group creates the meals as a team. Members are asked to...

Cooking with Dad

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than by spending time cooking with Dad? In this class, you’ll make a delicious and child-friendly three-course meal, with an appetizer, main...

Holiday Baking

Make Holiday Baking fun and easy! Get your holiday baking done as part of an energetic and festive group. Create a variety of favorite holiday baked goods together. Participants will bake five...

Kids Can Cook – Parented

This parented program will give preschoolers the opportunity to cook and learn about safe food handling, nutrition and more. Please notify the program if registrant has any food allergies.

Let's Do Brunch

Eggs Benedict, cinnamon buns, fresh fruit salad, quiche, scones, homemade sausage patties, and stuffed potato hash – the possibilities are endless! Join us and learn how to make a selection of...

Make it Vegetarian

Not a big meat eater? Trying to reduce your carbon footprint? Make it Vegetarian will give you great meal concepts that will inspire your meatless dishes. This class includes discussions on protein...

Mexican Meals

Do you like your food hot and spicy? This is the class for you! Come out and learn about different types of chili powders, how to make a mouthwatering dish of rice, beans, and ham, and how to make...

Spice it Up

Sometimes all you need to add flavor is to add some spice! Come learn about spices from different parts of the world, get ideas for new dinner concepts, and try playing with spices you may not have...

Group Fitness

Martial Arts

Drop-In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Beginner

Grappling-based martial art designed for self defence and sport. Learn leverage techniques to gain superior positions and finishing holds. Leg locks, arm locks, shoulder locks, wrist locks, take...

Drop-In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Intermediate

Grappling-based martial art designed for self defence and sport. This class builds on techniques learned in the beginner course.

Self-Defence

Learn self-defence skills in a safe and engaging environment.

Drop-In Moh Pai Kung Fu

This dynamic and fun martial arts class will challenge participants of all fitness and experience levels. Classes focus on different aspects of the self-defence martial art.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do provides aerobic exercise and improves flexibility, concentration, and overall well-being. Participants will develop fitness, confidence, and self-defence skills in this program led by...

Tai Chi

A registered Tai Chi Program. Mediation andmartial arts based format will help improverange of motion, balance, flexibility, breathing,and the mind/body connection. Increase bonedensity, strength,...

Tai Chi – Level 1

The meditation and martial arts-based format will help improve range of motion, balance, flexibility, breathing, and the mind/body connection. Tai Chi increases bone density, strength, stamina,...

Tai Chi – Level 2

Continue to build on movement patterns learned in Level 1, improving your overall health and reducing tension while building strength, balance, agility and coordination.

Yoga, Mind & Body

Meditation – Qi Gong

Sometimes referred to as Chinese or Daoist Yoga, Qi Gong is a gentle, restorative experience that promotes optimal physical and mental health. Learn some of the basics of Qi Gong including walking...

Mind and Body – Bender Ball

Core workout on the floor using Bender Balls (mats and ball provided).

Drop-In Joga

Joga is an athletics-based style of Yoga, with a unique blend of postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation tools to find balance in strength and flexibility, improve breath control/recovery, and...

Drop-In Mind and Body – Bender Ball

A core workout on the floor (mats and ball provided) using Bender Balls.

Drop-In Mind and Body – Fusion

Improve your flexibility, range of motion and balance while lowering your stress. This class offers a combination of Yoga, Pilates, and stretching.

Stretch – Foam Roller

This class utilizes the foam roller to increase or decrease the challenge of many exercises from the regular Pilates repertoire.

Drop-In Stretch

Connect the breath with the movement of the body during the flow of yoga and deepening into the stretch, allowing energy to flow and providing relaxation for the busy mind.

Drop-In Stretch – Foam Roller

This class utilizes the foam roller to increase or decrease the challenge of many exercises from the regular Pilates repertoire.

Yoga – Level 1

Yoga with a gentle touch designed for beginners and the active older adult. Poses will focus on developing balance, strength and flexibility.

Yoga – Restorative

Typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds,...

Yoga for Back Health

A yoga program for those who want to strengthen their back or those dealing with chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Poses are specifically designed to increase...

YogaChi

YogaChi is Physical, Intellectual and Meditative Quests in Life with the aim to attain a youthful versatile body to embrace a calm & peaceful "Intelligence" within. The Physical,...

Youth Yoga

A youth focused Yoga program that introduces the techniques of yoga. These classes improve circulation, strength and flexibility while increasing mindfulness and breath awareness.

Drop-In Yoga for Back Health

A yoga program for those who want to strengthen their back or those dealing with chronic back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. Poses are specifically designed to increase...

Dance Fitness

Learn to Dance

A beginner’s dance class, perfect for those who would love to dance, but don’t know how to begin. Learn to Danceis a great way of learning the basic techniques of Salsa, Mambo, Rumba, Cha...

Zumba Kids®

The Zumba Kids® program is a version of the Zumba® program designed for children. It is a high-energy class packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music. Zumba Kids®...

Zumba Kids® Jr.

The Zumba Kids® Jr. program is a version of the Zumba® program designed for young children. It is a high-energy class packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music. Zumba...

Drop-In Zumba Kids®

The Zumba Kids® program is a version of the Zumba® program designed for children. It is a high-energy class packed with specially choreographed routines and the latest music. Zumba Kids®...

Drop-In Zumba® Gold

The Zumba® Gold program is geared for active older adults and includes a chair workout. It is Zumba® with modified moves and pace to suit the needs of the active older participant and those...

Drop-In Zumba® Sentao

Looking to get some serious (core) work done. Pullup a chair and tone your entire body. Zumba Sentaocombines strength and resistance training withinnovative dance moves, using a chair as your...

Drop-In Zumba® Strong

Stop counting the reps, start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been...

Drop-In Zumba® Toning

A class for those who want to party, but also want to put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or...

Cycle Fitness

Cyclefit – Level 2

Join us for a new class designed especially for the active older adult and those just beginning to exercise. This class builds on skills learned in Level 1 and utilizes various drills such as hills,...

Drop-In Cyclefit – Level 1

Join us for a new class designed for the active older adult and those just beginning to exercise. This class utilizes various drills such as hills, intervals and sprints on the Keiser M3i bike to...

Drop-In Cyclefit – Level 2

This class builds on the skills learned in Level 1, with various drills such as hills, intervals and sprints on the Keiser M3i bike to challenge your cardio fitness.

Boot Camps & HIIT

Cardio and Strength – HIIT

Get ready to sweat with this heart-pumping interval workout. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by short rest and recovery periods. HIIT...

Cardio and Strength – Westwood

Kettlebell / Cardio / Strength / Intervals / Yoga and Nutrition. Every class starts with a run – 30 minutes or 5 KM, whichever comes first – outdoors on the track, rain or shine. (Option...

Drop-In Boxing Boot Camp

An interval-style fast-paced workout that combines boxing and kickboxing drills with strength and cardio intervals.

Cyclefit Boot Camp

Challenge your fitness level with these variety sets; high intensity workouts that utilize various equipment and your bodyweight. This boot camp utilizes various drills on the Keiser bikes to...

Strength & Cardio

Adventure Race Training

Are you training for an Adventure Race like the Spartan Race, Mud Hero, Tough Mudder, Spartan Sprint, Death Race, or another similar race? Come build the strength, stamina, endurance, and willpower...

Cardio Kickbox

Punch and kick your way through this high-intensity workout full of kickboxing-inspired exercises.

Drop-In Cardio and Strength – Max

Take your favourite max strength class, add high-intensity cardio, and be prepared to sweat.

Hi/Lo

Hi/lo is a choreographed class mixing high and low impact moves into stylished combinations.

Strength – Barre

The Barre program uses ballet-based fitness movements and applied functional exercises that create core strength, improve flexibility and posture for all levels of fitness.

Strength – Total Body

A whole-body strength-training class focusing on endurance and coordination.

Strollerobics

Moms or Dads bring your baby and your stroller to this cardio-based class, designed to improve your strength and stamina. This class is suitable for all fitness levels.

Strength – Women on Weights

Develop strength, power and confidence. Leave after the 2 days with a personalized full body program.

Drop-In Strength

A strength training class, focusing on endurance and coordination.

TRX – Level 2

This drop-in program utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer to deliver a total-body workout regardless of age and fitness level. If you want to perform and look your best, TRX is the perfect tool for...

Women’s Only Fitness

Participate in fitness classes designed for and taught by women in a women-only environment. This program will offer women the opportunity to work out, meet, and socialize with other women. This...

TRX – Level 2

This drop-in program utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer to deliver a total-body workout regardless of age and fitness level. If you want to perform and look your best, TRX is the perfect tool for...

Drop-In Strength – Women on Weights

Develop strength, power, and confidence. Leave after the two days with a personalized full body program.

Youth Dryland

Youth dryland training promotes learning, havingfun, sport preparation training and fitness as aprimary goal. Providing the necessary leadership tobuild positive experiences and relationships...

Personal Training & Orientation

Body Composition

A YMCA CSEP-CPT certified staff member willevaluate your body composition including skinfolds, girth, height and weight measurements, andmake recommendations to help you reach yourgoals. Contact a...

External Personal Training

The YMCA is committed to providing the fitnessresources you need to realize your goals. Personaltrainers offer valuable services that will helpkeep you on track with your fitness goals. Whensupported...

Group or Team Personal Training

Get the benefits of working with a certified personal trainer and the motivation of working out in a group. Group sizes can vary depending on program from 3–5 people. Sign up individually or...

InBody Body Composition Assessment

Weight can be misleading when used as anindicator of health. Anyone may experiencefrustration when your weight shows no change,even with exercise and improved nutrition. Yourbody is a complex...

Large Group Personal Training

Looking for a unique team building exercise or field trip for your team, school, office or club? Why not try some group training and team building at the YMCA with two certified personal trainers who...

Drop-In Fitness Orientation

Workout Centre Staff and Volunteers start your YMCA experience with a tour of the Workout Centre, including etiquette and safety information. Need help getting started? Our staff can also answer...

OPEX™ Style Training (Fitness Coaching)

The YMCA is now offering "OPEX™ CCP On Journey" Coaches to help you meetyour individualfitness goals.Our coaches can help you maximize workout time in the gymand increase...

Partner Personal Training

Bring a friend and work with a certified fitness professional to help you meet your goals. Our personal trainers will help you and your partner stay motivated, ensure proper technique and help you...

Personal Training

Work with a certified fitness professional to help you meet your goals. Our personal trainers will help you stay motivated, ensure proper technique and help you build an exercise program that meets...

Therapeutic/Health Management

Break Through

This class introduces muscle, bone, and ligament strengthening exercises designed specifically for those with arthritis or osteoporosis.

Bridge to Wellness – Level 1

Bridge to Wellness is a YMCA program designed to help participants get started in a regular fitness program, develop social contacts and increase their general knowledge of health. Led by experienced...

Bridge to Wellness – Level 2

Bridge to Wellness Level 2 is a YMCA program that builds on your success from Level 1 and is an excellent next step on your road to fitness. Led by experienced staff, Level 2 is designed to improve...

Stretch and Mobility

A Group Exercise class that focuses on increasingmobility in specific problem areas including hips,ankles and shoulders as well as learn how tostabilize muscle groups in the core. With a...

Walking Towards Balance

Walk your way to improved fitness, one step at a time. With the support of a certified YMCA instructor, participants will improve their cardiovascular fitness, core strength and confidence....

Drop-In Stretch and Mobility

This class focuses on increasing mobility in specific problem areas including hips, ankles, and shoulders as well as teaching how to stabilize muscle groups in the core. With a specific focus on...

Drop-In Walking Towards Balance

Walk your way to improved fitness, one step at a time. With the support of a YMCA certified instructor, you’ll improve your cardiovascular fitness, core strength and confidence. Progressive...

Sports & Recreation

Adult & Youth

3 X 3 Youth Basketball League

This 3 X 3 hybrid program/league is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta, providing youth with an introduction to basketball league play in a fun and semi-competitive environment. Skill...

Active Y Youth (9-15yrs)

Through a variety of activities and games, Active Y Youth offers children and youth a chance to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This program includes cardiovascular and muscle conditioning,...

Badminton Club (Grades 7–12)

Recreation-based sport club to improve physical literacy and badminton skills while introducing team strategy concepts and rules of badminton. The program will focus on both doubles and singles play...

Boxing

Add a punch to your workout! A variety of boxing-specific drills will be introduced to improve your power, agility, and endurance. This explosive workout is challenging and exciting at the same time.

Cricket

Drop-in format cricket for local cricket players who otherwise do not have a place to practise during the winter months. Cricket is similar to American Baseball; innings are made with each team...

Drop-In Basketball

Recreational basketball for players of all levels. Public must pay a drop-in fee each time they play. Recreational floor hockey for players of all levels. Please provide your own helmet and note that...

Floor Hockey

Recreational floor hockey for players of all levels. Please provide your own helmet and note that only plastic blades are to be used.

Drop-In Cricket

Join us for recreational cricket for players of all levels. Players will divide into teams based on the number of attendees.

Youth Boxing

Youth boxing is a non-competitive, non-contact program. Work out like a champ! Experience specialized boxing techniques and learn specific skills to gain strength and agility while getting a...

Youth Floor Hockey

A recreational drop-in program to develop basic skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of floor hockey. Games will reflect a recreational league-style play.

Youth Soccer

A recreational drop-in program to develop basic skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. Games will reflect a recreational league-style play.

Youth Sport (13-17yrs)

A drop-in sports program designed to provide youth with the opportunity to engage in a variety of team sports including basketball and soccer.  No experience necessary, this program is for everyone!

Youth Sport and Fitness

Expand your fitness horizons with everything the YMCA has to offer. Learn basic fitness concepts and improve sports performance through TRX, Yoga, YMCA Fitness Centre, sport-specific training, land...

Child

Active Y Kids

Through a variety of activities and fun games Active Y Kids offers a chance for children to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This program incorporates cardiovascular exercise and muscle...

Active Y Kids

Through a variety of activities and fun games Active Y Kids offers a chance for children to improve and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This program incorporates cardiovascular exercise and muscle...

Atomic Volleyball

This is a partnership program with the Volleyball Alberta Association providing children with an introduction to volleyball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Skill development will be based...

Badminton Club (9–12yrs)

Recreation-based sport club to improve physical literacy and badminton skills while introducing team strategy concepts and rules of badminton. The program will focus on both doubles and singles play...

Creative Arts

Get creative! This program includes workshops in everything from visual arts, dramatic arts, music, film, and photography.

Family Play

Fun for the whole family! Join us on Saturday mornings for our Family Play drop-in. Activities include crafts, games, parachute, bouncey castle, video games, air hockey, ping pong, fooseball and...

Drop-In Creative Arts (6-7yrs)

Get creative! This program includes workshops in everything from visual arts, dramatic arts, music, film and photography.  

Floor Hockey (9–12yrs)

A recreation-based sport course to develop physical literacy, basic skills and introduce some team strategy concepts and rules of floor hockey. The program will focus on team and individual skills:...

Indoor Soccer (8-9yrs)

Explore the popular sport of soccer within the YMCA learning environment. Learn all the essentials, and even some tricks, as you pass and dribble your way through this fun filled program.

Nature Agents

Exploration of nature increases children’s creativity and imagination, while developing an appreciation for the world around them. Participants will do scavenger hunts, play games, nature...

Night at the Y (6–9yrs)

Do you want a night out without the kids? The YMCA has you covered - bring your kids to the YMCA for an evening of supervised fun while you have some time to yourself. Activities include swimming,...

Drop-In Indoor Soccer (6–9yrs)

Explore the popular sport of soccer within the YMCA learning environment. Learn all the essentials, and even some tricks, as you pass and dribble your way through this fun filled program.

Original Y Sports

This is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta and Volleyball Alberta providing children with an introduction to basketball and volleyball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Skill...

SNYB Tournament and Skills Contest

Test your game play and skills out at an Association-wide event open to all Steve Nash Youth Basketball participants. Games,skills and drills will focus on the ‘Learning to Train’stage of...

Soccer (6–9yrs)

A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking,...

Soccer (9–12yrs)

A recreation-based sport course to improve physical literacy, basic soccer skills and introduce some team concepts and rules of soccer. The program will focus on basic skills: running, kicking,...

Sportball (5–7yrs)

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Drop-In Science Explorers (6–7yrs)

Children are invited to explore the wonders of science through our Science Explorers program. Each class will feature hands-on activities and experiments designed to stimulate the natural curiosity...

Drop-In Science Explorers (8–12yrs)

Children are invited to explore the wonders of science through our Science Explorers program. Each class will feature hands-on activities and experiments designed to stimulate the natural curiosity...

Sports of All Sorts

Calling all sportsters! Participants will practice physical literacy skills in sport-based games. Sports of all Sorts will focus on sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more! This is a...

Steve Nash Youth Basketball – SNYB (9–12yrs)

Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. This is a partnership program with...

Storytelling

Children will explore the art of storytelling through writing, drawing, sculpting, moving, singing and playing. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination while exploring the magic of...

Preschool

All Sorts of Play

Our All Sorts of Play program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child. This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a...

All Sorts of Sports

Our All Sorts of Play program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child. This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a...

Drop-In Arts and Crafts

Encourage your little budding artist’s creativity through theme-based classes that include painting, drawing, cutting, and pasting. During the session, classes may also include stories and...

Jr. Nature Agents

Do you love the outdoors? Our goal is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience adventure in an outdoor setting. Exploration of nature increases children’s creativity and...

Jr. Sportball – Parented

This 30-minute parented program is the perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents explore different sport skills through creative games. A different sport will be introduced each week....

Jr. Nature Agents

Do you love the outdoors? Our goal is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience adventure in an outdoor setting. Exploration of nature increases children’s creativity and...

Jr. NBA

This program is run by BasketballAlberta right at your local YMCA!The Jr. NBA provides an entry level basketball program foryoung children in a fun and active learning environment. Programwill...

Jr. Sportball – Parented

This 30-minute parented program is the perfect introduction to Sportball. Children and parents explore different sport skills through creative games. A different sport will be introduced each week....

Lil' Sportsters

Develop physical literacy skills with sport based games. Lil’ Sportsters is a chance to introduce your child to the fun, friend-building world of team sports in this one day a week version of...

Mighty Munchkins

This is an active program that focuses on developing your child’s balance, coordination, creative movement and gross motor skills. Preschoolers are engaged with a variety of different...

Drop-In Indoor Playground – Parented

Come and play in our multipurpose room with a variety of fun equipment for children. No food or drink allowed for children or parents. Socks must be worn at all times. This is a parented play area -...

Night at the Y (3–5yrs)

Do you want a night out without the kids? The YMCA has you covered - bring your kids to the YMCA for an evening of supervised fun while you have some time to yourself. Activities include swimming,...

Drop-In Jr. Nature Agents

Do you love the outdoors? Our goal is to provide every child with the opportunity to experience adventure in an outdoor setting. Exploration of nature increases children’s creativity and...

Science Explorers

Children are invited to explore the wonders of science through our Science Explorers program. Each class will feature hands-on activities and experiments designed to stimulate the natural curiosity...

Preschool Dance

Explore movement and music through creative dance. This program aligns with the Physical Literacy goals of developing movement confidence, coordination, body awareness, and confidence in a fun...

Drop-In Parachute Games

Join us in the studio for a selection of fun and exciting parachute games. Each week will feature some new games, as well as some regular crowd favorites.

Sportball – Parented

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Sportball (3–5yrs)

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Sportball (5–7yrs)

This is a partnership program with Sportball. Sportball is a multi-sport program, introducing children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football,...

Drop-In Song and Dance – Parented

Encourage your child’s exploration of music through lively songs, rhythm and sounds. Your toddler’s experience will be further enhanced by dance, movement, and fun games to develop body...

Drop-In Sports and Games

Is your child crazy about sports? Let him or her try fun new games and sports that help improve movement and skill development. All sports will be adapted to meet your child’s needs and...

Drop-In Story Time – Parented

Develop your child’s love of stories through our interactive story telling program. Participants will enjoy stories, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhymes.

Drop-In Toddler Zone – Parented

Want to go to the playground, but the weather isn’t cooperating? Come and play in our indoor toddler zone with a variety of fun equipment for preschoolers. No food or drink allowed in the...

Housing Supports

Edmonton Housing Supports

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...

A Path to Home

A Path to Home: Supporting Housing Needs for Newcomers is a National program working on reducing the visible and invisible barriers that immigrants and refugees face. A Path To Home provides...

Youth Supports

Youth Transition Programs

Alternative Suspension

Funded by the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, the YMCA of Northern Alberta, and other community partners. A useful resource for public or catholic junior and high schools, is for...

Pow-HER-ful

This program will expose young women to a variety of different dimensions of health from meal planning to cardiovascular movement. Self-reflection will motivate the youth as they discover what kinds...

Youth Transition Program (YTP)

Turn to YTP if you: need a non-judgemental person to talk to and provide you with support want to learn more about community support services available to you want to meet new friends and participate...

Youth Transition Program (YTP) | Bill Rees

YTP How To Adult

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help...

YTP Rec. Nights

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help...

YTP Sky High

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help...

YTP Urban Youth Life Skills

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help...

YTP Leadership

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help...

YTP Anger Management

The YMCA’s Youth Transitions Program (YTP) is a free service focused on providing support to youth aged 13 – 19. Our team of Youth Advisors meet with youth from all walks of life to help...

Youth Social Activities

Girls Night Out

A weekly hangout full of DIY projects, group chats, cooking lessons, special guests and sports activities. To encourage leadership development, Girls Night Out participants will be encouraged to...

Just the Guys

A weekly hangout full of sports, games, team challenges, special guests and more! To encourage leader¬ship development, Just the Guys participants will be encouraged to assist in the development...

Teen Night

YMCA Teen Night provides an opportunity for youth aged 13–18 to participate in various activities in all centre areas. Activities may include recreational sports, swimming, conditioning, and...

Youth Night

Lots of activities, and games every Friday, from art projects, to active gym games, and movies. The perfect place to hang out and relax with friends!

Youth Leadership

CIBC Youth Vision Scholarship

The CIBC Youthvision Scholarship Program is a unique partnership with CIBC, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada and YMCA Canada. By combining our resources, we are able to provide the financial,...

Leader-in-Training (LIT)

Have fun, make friends and prepare for the real world! Make friends, learn valuable skills and prepare for the real world by joining the Leader-in-Training (LIT) program, a ten-month program for...

Youth Exchanges Program

Youth Exchanges Program

THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada provides groups of youth 12 to 17 years of age with the opportunity to explore Canada while learning leadership, communication and teamwork...