Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination: As of September 22, 2021, the Province of Ontario requires that all individuals* entering a gym facility, present proof of being fully vaccinated at every visit. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after second dose. Proof of vaccination must be presented with government-issued ID. Children under 12 years of age are exempt.
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  • 2017 YMCA Peace Medal Awards

    The YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast took place at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen’s. This years event attracted more than 400 people, who came to recognize the efforts of the medal recipients and listen to author and keynote speaker Clare Morneau speak on issues of social justice. The YMCA Peace medals were awarded to five local individuals/groups that have made outstanding contributions to promoting tolerance, social justice and community cohesion...


  • Refresh My Y - Ron Edwards Family YMCA

    We're making some big changes to the Ron Edwards Family YMCA to refresh and revitalize your workout. Get ready for all new Precor cardio equipment featuring web-based technology that allows you to access music stations, television, Netflix and Spotify accounts. Members will also be able to track their individual workouts with their individual workouts using Precor chip technology.

  • New Lifeguarding Training - Learn and Earn

    Announcing a special opportunity for 14-24 year-olds to learn to be a lifeguard and gain paid work experience. Earn extra money and build your resume in this free program starting October 10.






  • Laurier and YMCA Surpass Community Campaign Goal Through Commitment of Kun Family

    Longtime Brantford residents Steven and Helen Kun announced today that they are doubling their commitment to the Laurier Brantford YMCA with an additional $1 million gift.

  • Young Syrian Refugee Awarded Scholarship

    We're exciting to announce that local YMCA nominee, Abdul Nour Seddiki has been awarded a Ted Rogers Scholarship to pursue his educational goals. The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund aims to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate community leadership.

    YMCA Immigrant Services first met Abdul and his family...

  • Cycle for Kids raises more than $90,000

    On Saturday, April 8th participants at our YMCAs in Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford sweat it out to raise funds to send local children in need to swim lessons, summer camp, after-school programs and more!

  • A Weemarkable Window Into Your Child's Day

    Today's families are busier than ever. Between child drop offs, work, pick-ups, meal prep, and activities, you don't always have time to speak with your child's educators and learn about your child's day.
    We are making it easier for our YMCA Preschool Child Care families through our new YMCA app - Weemarkable!

  • Annual YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast 2016

    On Wednesday November 30th, the annual YMCA Peace Medal breakfast will be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre. This event is to honour a culture of peace and tolerance in our community and recognize the participants who help make this happen.

  • Cycle for Kids raises $60,000 for kids programs

    On Saturday, May 14, 2016 more than 240 riders in three cities came together at their local YMCA to ride and raise funds to send local children to swim lessons, summer camp, afterschool programs and more. Together everyone who supported Cycle for Kids 2016 helped to raise more than $60,000 to benefit kids.

  • Laurier Brantford YMCA project moving into next phase

    The shoe is amazingly intact, especially given its age. Buried for likely one hundred or more years, this relic belies the craftsmanship of its original maker. Was it a sample from the Agnew shoe company that started in Brantford in 1879 and went on to become a national chain of 104 stores, or perhaps the handiwork of William Dutton, one of the city’s earliest cobblers who set up shop on Colborne Street in 1822? That is still being determined. Either way, this simple pegged shoe tells part of the story of Brantford’s people and its past, a story that can now be told with new insight.

    The shoe is but one of nearly 400,000 artifacts unearthed at the site on Colborne Streetin Brantford that will become the future home of the new health, fitness and aquatics complex being built through a partnership between the governments of Canada and Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA. Archeological discovery work at the site was completed at the end of 2015. Archeologists are now working through the trove, cataloging and photographing each item, and researching their origins.