1 in 4 individuals and families that turn to the YMCA to live healthier lives, to access community programs or for trusted child care or day camps, need financial assistance. Because of our donors and sponsors, we can live our commitment each day, that everyone is welcome, and no one is denied access to programs and services because of the inability to pay.
Giving makes financial assistance possible!
When a donation is made to support the YMCA, it opens a world of possibilities. By providing financial assistance to an individual or family to access YMCA programs or services you are giving:
- A child lifelong memories and friendships at YMCA day camp.
- A parent peace of mind and access child care.
- A teen an increased likelihood of earning their high-school diploma by attending Alternative Suspension.
- A senior a place to connect and stay active at a YMCA health, fitness and aquatic centre.
- A youth an opportunity to develop their full leadership potential.
Give the gift of belonging, be a YGiver.
Access financial assistance
YMCA of Northern Alberta provides about $1.6 million in financial assistance to thousands of members of the YMCA community each year because of the contributions of our generous donors.
Families or individuals who are unable to pay the full fee for a YMCA membership, program or service* are encouraged to apply for financial assistance. Those who currently receive assistance from the government prequalify for the program.
*Some exceptions may apply.
Here's how it works
Families or individuals pay what they can afford based on their total household income. This amount, the intended use, as well as the duration assistance is required, is determined in the application process.
Applicants may re-apply to renew their financial assistance at the end of their term.
For more information or to apply for financial assistance please contact the YMCA location of your choice to arrange a meeting.
Community & Housing
As we update our website, if you notice any error please copy and paste the link from your browser and email us
. Thank you for supporting our charity!