Your gift makes a difference
Did you know that 41% of our activities and services are offered free of charge?
Or that 47% of our participants pay no fees or receive financial assistance so that
they can benefit from our programs despite their financial difficulties?
The Y opens its doors to all members of the community, and it does
so thanks to your donations.
When you give, you have a direct impact on your community by supporting essential
activities such as homework help for children who are struggling in school, bursaries
for young campers, reception and integration of asylum seekers and new arrivals,
and assistance for seniors who live alone.
Your support also helps make the Y programs accessible to everyone, regardless of
their financial situation. We currently provide more than $675,000 in financial
support to more than 5,600 recipients, but we’d like to do even more.
Here are some examples of what your donation can accomplish:
Provide one week’s worth of healthy snacks to children in a homework help program.
Help a senior living alone remain in his or her home without worries thanks to a
daily phone call ensuring their safety.
Provide a day of specialized accompaniment so that a child with special-needs can
take part in our programs alongside other children.
Provide one week of Y day camp for a child who would otherwise spend the entire
summer at home.
Enable a young child from a less fortunate family to participate in one of our high-quality
Enable 20 young leaders to take part in an educational outing for a weekend.
Give a teen who has never been out of the city a chance to spend two weeks at Camp
Y Kanawana, as well as assistance to purchase any necessary equipment.
To make a donation, or to find out more, call
us at 514-849-5331, ext. 233.