A group of kids at camp share a silly pose for the camera. Donations to the YMCA help send more kids to camp.

Your health should not be determined by the size of your bank account or the neighbourhood you live in.

But that is the sad reality facing many people in our communities. As a charity, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to lead healthy lives, regardless of where they live or their circumstances.

Donations to the YMCA help us deliver programs that improve health, reduce social isolation and inspire hope.

A healthier tomorrow starts here, with your help.

How much does it take to change someone’s life?

  • $25 per month
    Keep a Child Safe

    Give a child a safe and fun place to go after school at their local YMCA.

  • $50 per month
    Help Teens Build Confidence

    Help a youth build confidence and experience nature at YMCA summer camp.

  • $100 per month
    Give Families Time

    Help an entire family enjoy ‘unplugged’ time together at their YMCA.


There are many ways you can help someone by giving to your local YMCA. Your YMCA may need help to start a new program in your community, or to support people in need around the world through our YMCA Global Initiatives. Please ask your local YMCA for more information on other ways to help.

Your donation will benefit your whole community. Research shows that when people feel a sense of belonging, their health improves - physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. And our communities benefit too. There’s less illness, violence and inequality and more giving and happiness.

That’s why for over 160 years we have created centres of community where children, teens and adults can come together to get the support they need to be healthier in spirit, mind and body. Through our financial assistance program, everyone can access the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay the fee.

With your help, we can reverse the trends of chronic disease, childhood obesity, social isolation and remove barriers to health for people across this country.

Together, we can build a healthier Canada.

Lend your support by making a gift today to your YMCA.

More Ways to Give

Whether you're an individual or a corporation, there are many ways for you to give to the YMCA.

  • More Ways to Donate

    There are plenty of ways to give to the Y! From planned giving to tribute gifts, explore the many ways in which you can give to the Y.

  • Corporate Giving

    Is your company looking to make a gift to the YMCA? We will work with you to find the best opportunity for you to make a difference.

  • Become a Fundraiser

    Do you share our passion for building healthier communities? Become a YMCA fundraiser today!