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Financial Assistance


YMCA Membership Assistance

Membership Application Form rev June 3, 2019, 

The YMCA strives to include all members of the community. Through the YMCA Strong Kids: Annual Giving Campaigns, individuals and families can apply for financial assistance in order to participate in YMCA programs and services they otherwise could not afford. We believe as a charity is that no one should be denied access to any YMCA program or service based on their financial circumstances.

How is the Membership Assistance Program Funded?

YMCA Membership Assistance is funded by a combination of sources including the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign. Donations made to the YMCA Annual Giving Campaign are used directly in our community. Through the generosity of Y donors, our goal is to have sufficient funds to ensure our YMCA remains available to all.  These gifts provide opportunities for individuals and families who want and need Y programs, but cannot afford them. To learn more about how you can support the YMCA of Brockville and Area's Annual Giving Campaign: Strong Kids through a gift or volunteering, please see the Opportunities to Give page.

Applying for Membership Assistance

Anyone interested in applying for Membership Assistance can be interviewed on the spot. To apply, complete the Membership Assistance application form on the back of this brochure. Once complete, bring in the form along with documentation of your income, proof of your expenses (please see list on the application link) and a void cheque or credit card. Your interview will be an in-person assessment of your financial situation and will be completely confidential. It will take approximately 30 minutes for an interview, a tour and membership sign-up or renewal. YMCA membership terms and conditions apply and you will receive a copy for your records when signing up for or renewing a YMCA membership. To apply for financial assistance, please click here to download  an application or pick up an application at our Membership Services Desk. For more information, call us at 613.342.7961 X 0 and we will be glad to answer your questions.

Please see below for information about Canadian Tire Jumpstart funding.

Activating Your Membership

Please have a void cheque or credit card available should your assistance application be approved. Applicants who have been approved for membership.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Funding

The YMCA of Brockville and Area receives funding for children and youth ages 4-18 years of age are received through the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program. This funding is available for YMCA of Brockville and Area Memberships, YMCA of Brockville and Area Summer Camps and Active Programming (i.e. dance, soccer).  Applications must be done on-line for each child. 

If you are a parent or guardian, you can apply for funding on behalf of your child/children by clicking on the Start Application button on the Canadian Tire Jumpstart siteAnna Hudson, Executive Assistant and Association Support anna.hudson@brockville.ymca.ca or 613.342.7961 x 30,
or a designate at the YMCA will be able to assist in the application process.All information provided will be kept confidential. 
Before you start, we ask that you first be able to answer “Yes” to the following questions:
• Is the child on whose behalf you are applying between the ages of 4-18?
• Is the funding that you require for a program involving a sport or physical activity?
• Is your family in a demographic which would be considered in financial need (as defined by Government guidelines)?

Please ​ Click here to check if you meet the financial need criteria.

If you can answer “Yes” to all 3 questions, then you will need to provide the following information as part of the application process. Be sure to have them handy once you click on the Start Application button:

• Your contact information (name, postal code, telephone number and email address).
• The first name, last name, gender and date of birth of your child.
• The details of the sport or physical activity in which your child would like to participate.
• The amount that you are requesting from Canadian Tire Jumpstart.
• The name of the non-profit/charitable/service organization (Payee) running the sport or physical activity program.
NOTE: If you are completing your on line application, you will receive a unique ON# number.  Please forward this number to anna.hudson@brockville.ymca.ca for reference to your account. If we process the information for you, we will supply you with the information. Funds or equipment are provided directly to the Payee (YMCA of Brockville and Area) on behalf of the qualifying youth or child.
Proof of financial need. Any one of the following will suffice as proof of financial need—Income assessment,Prior year T4 statement or Three consecutive pay stubs. Instructions will be provided in the application on how to upload a copy of these documents. 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart link https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/apply.html