Financial Assistance 2017-09-08T18:23:33+00:00

Do you need financial assistance?

Sometimes life makes it difficult to pursue a healthy lifestyle. As a charity dedicated to building healthy communities, we believe that health is a right, not a privilege which is why we do not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Our goal is to make health accessible by eliminating financial barriers to our facility so the community can be healthier and happier. That is why the YMCA raises funds all year long; so we can provide financial assistance to those who need it most.

Assistance Process

Do you need financial assistance so you or a loved one can participate in YMCA programs? We would love to help you reach your potential by removing the financial barrier. We believe that everyone can reach their potential when they are active, learning and connected. To apply for YMCA of Northern BC Financial Assistance, please visit the Member Services desk to fill out an application.


Jumpstart strives to give kids a sporting chance. Funded by Canadian Tire, the YMCA of Northern BC is a proud Jumpstart partner with the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families.

All YMCA children and youth programs are eligible for Jumpstart funding. Funding is allocated on a first come first serve basis, based on need for children between the ages of 4 – 18. For information on how to apply for Jumpstart funding, please contact Member Services at 250 562 9341.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I renew my membership? 2017-09-13T22:58:00+00:00

A: All assisted memberships have an expiry date (up to a maximum of one year).To renew your membership you will need to follow the assistance process and visit the YMCA front desk at least one month before your membership expires.

Q: Can the YMCA deny my application for membership and/or program assistance? 2017-07-31T04:31:18+00:00

A: Your request for assistance could be denied if you do not present the required documentation or if your financial information does not identify an inability to pay the fees.

Q: If I receive assistance, what is expected of me? 2017-09-13T22:58:54+00:00

A: We ask that all information and fees discussed will be kept confidential.

Q: How does the YMCA determine how much I can afford to pay? 2017-07-31T04:20:12+00:00

A: Your fee is based on your needs and your current financial situation. We will come to a financial agreement that works for both you and the YMCA.