No child is turned away from the YMCA due to their financial situation. YMCA Calgary believes all Calgarians, of every age and income bracket, should have access to quality health, fitness and community programs that support their health and well-being.
YMCA Calgary provides financial assistance for those who wish to register for membership, programs, or camps, but are not able to afford the full registration fee. Assistance is partly supported by donations raised through YMCA Calgary's Strong Kids Campaign.
Last year, through the generosity of thousands of donors in Calgary, $1.6 million was raised through YMCA Strong Kids. These funds provided more than 20,000 children, teens and young adults with a YMCA experience.
Of the $1.6 million raised in Calgary, approximately 25% was raised through the Eau Claire YMCA.