We've missed you!

Everything you need to know about our re-opening.

We're turning on the lights. Now it's time to shine.

After getting the green light from our government and public health authorities, YMCA Child Care, Summer Camp, and Health & Fitness centres are re-opening!

Health & Fitness

New safety standards, same great workouts 

Child Care

Everything you need to know about our re-opening.

Summer Camp Programs

Ways for your whole family to celebrate summer.

Our other programs and services aren’t re-opening just yet, but there are plenty of ways you can stay connected virtually. Get the details:

Employment, Community, and Immigrant Services

Closures and cancellations

Our centres are temporarily closed.

New ways we can help

We’re still providing support remotely!

YMCA Day Camps and Outdoor Education

We've developed a range of modified programs to help you and your family celebrate summer as safely as possible!

  • The first day of YMCA Summer Day Camp and Y Virtual Camp is July 6, 2020.
  • YMCA Camp Pine Crest will be open for families to camp independently on our site. Pine Crest overnight camp will not be available this summer.
  • YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Education Centre will be open for families to camp independently on our site, or to rent one of our cabins.
  • We will be offering Y Family Adventures at four locations this summer.
  • Explore Camp Programs

Vanauley Street YMCA and YMCA Sprott House

These centres for vulnerable youth are still operating. The Vanauley Street YMCA is an emergency shelter offering harm-reduction and trauma-informed residential services to at-risk young men who are experiencing homelessness. YMCA Sprott House is a 2SLGBTQ+ transitional housing program offering one year of supported residential living for young people between the ages of 16 to 24. The City of Toronto has developed a protocol in the event that any participants need to self-isolate.

Learn how you can help support these critical services.

YMCA Academy

Students in our middle- and high-school for youth who learn differently are currently attending classes online from home.

National Programs

YMCA Community Action Network

We’re already running this program remotely in many places across the country and are working hard to bring you more online options. We’re hoping to start up again this summer, but will continue monitoring the situation and following the direction of public health authorities. Please check back in the future for more updates.

YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada

We will continue to take our lead from health authorities as we monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on our programs. This section will be updated as new information becomes available and the direction of our program over the next few months is decided. If you have any questions about your exchange, please contact us at info-yec@ymcagta.org.

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange

The safety of our participants, staff, host families and community partners is our priority. YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) will be following the direction of government and local health authorities regarding travel and other health protocols to keep everyone as safe as possible next summer 2021. We will be prepared with all the physical and program modifications required to provide everyone with a safer and positive exchange. Our youth shine the brightest when they are able to increase their skills and grow as independent young adults. We are hopeful this will be possible next year and so we are excited to announce we are re-opening applications for Summer 2021. 

We are currently planning how we will make our exchange program safer and more secure for everyone. Please stay tuned for more information. Registrations received now will be guaranteed to receive an interview and ongoing updates regarding the program. 

Apply today.


Volunteering/Student Placements

All volunteering and student placements have been suspended temporarily.

Fraudulent employment offers alert

It has come to the attention of the YMCA of Greater Toronto that emails and other communications bearing our name are being deployed. The communications request money from job applicants. These communications are in no way affiliated with the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

If you are contacted by anyone who claims to represent the YMCA of Greater Toronto who provides a phone number other than 416-928-9622 or 1-800-223-8024, please contact us at memberservices@ymcagta.org. We also encourage you to get in touch if you have any other concerns about whether an email or correspondence is fraudulent.

Contact us

Our contact centre staff are still working remotely. If you need to reach us, please email memberservices@ymcagta.org.

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