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October 20, 2020: Based on the recommendation of Halton Region Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hamidah Meghani, we are temporarily suspending all indoor group fitness classes at the Ron Edwards Family YMCA, effective Wednesday, October 21.

A trusted community leader and partner, the YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford delivers high quality programs and services that respond to emergent needs in our community. Annually, we serve more than 127,000 individuals and provide financial assistance to more than 23,000 individuals each year to support participation in YMCA programs.

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we've worked to rapidly respond to the challenges facing our communities including launching online health, fitness and children's activities at no cost to the community through We've also moved our Employment and Immigrant Service programs to phone or online support through

While many of our physical programs are paused at this time, the need to support our communities remains great. We continue to look for meaningful ways to support our community as well as prepare to welcome individuals and families to YMCA branches when we can safely bring our community back together physically again.

Our Greatest Needs

  • Impact on our community

    We are anticipating an increased need for subsidized access to programs due to the effects of COVID-19 in our community, at an estimated cost of $50,000.
  • Protecting our community, members and staff

    As we plan to inplement new health and safety measures, the anticipated costs are over $125,000.
  • YMCA Men's Residence

    Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA continues to provide safe and affordable housing for this vulnerable population.
  • YMCA Beyond The Bell

    Not every child gets the same start in life and children of low-income areas are especially vulnerable in these unprecedented times. YMCA Beyond the Bell has been able to continue this year to provide every child with opportunities to thrive and reach their potential.
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