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YActive Assist: Fee Assistance Program

About the Program

As a proud charitable organization, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region ensures everyone has the opportunity to take part in health, fitness and recreational activities. Our Y Active Assist program is designed to adjust our membership fees to assist those who are unable to afford the full cost of participation. This ensures that no one is turned away because of financial difficulties.

Application Process
  1. Download an application form or pick up a printed version at your local Y.
  2. Fill in the application form and attach the required documents (as outlined on the form).
  3. Bring your completed application and all required documents to your local Y for review by a Membership Service Representative.
  4. Provide a void cheque to activate your Y membership and to schedule your pre-authorized monthly payments.
Commonly Asked Questions

Q: How does the Y determine how much I pay?
A: Once we receive your completed application form and required documents, we calculate your membership fee and/or camp discounts, based on a review of your household income and the size of your household.

Q: How long does the application process take?
A: If you bring ALL required documentation, it is very likely we can review your application at the time you submit it. If we are not able to review your application on the spot, it will be completed within 72 hours. Arranging an appointment is encouraged. All documents must be included before we can review your application.

Q: How do I renew my Y membership?
A: You will be contacted after 11 months of membership, when you will be asked to resubmit your application and documentation which may entitle you for a further 12 months of membership.

Q: Is it possible to join the Y for free or get Camps at no cost?
A: No. Everyone must pay some portion of the membership or camp fee.

Q: How is the Membership Assistance Program funded?
A: Y Financial Assistance is funded by a combination of sources including public and corporate donations, proceeds from the YMCA-YWCA Strong Kids Campaign, and directly from the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region.

Thank You!

Locations offering this program
Carlingwood Y 
Clarence-Rockland Y 
Downtown Y 
Ruddy Family Y 
Taggart Family Y