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The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is a charity dedicated to building a caring, healthy community by creating opportunities for all people to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body. 

Mother and child enjoying the YMCA with the help of Financial Assistance

Did you know?

Statistics show that many local people simply do not have the financial means to access health and fitness programs which would greatly benefit their overall well-being.

There is a clear urgent need for the assisted membership program so that the people who need them most can access those programs and services. The Assisted Membership Program at our YMCA often acts as a bridge, with a person or family getting involved at our Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility, and through that, being connected to services in other areas where they need help.

There are an incredible number of people living in Grey-Bruce that are dealing with the interconnected issues that go along with low income: health problems including mental illness and addiction, social isolation, difficulty accessing resources and more. The YMCA has multiple programs and services that directly combat these serious issues within our communities and we know our efforts can shift the course of the lives around us.

How can you make a difference?

 Your YMCA has worked to help everyone feel strong, safe, and connected. But, we can’t do this alone.

We’ve seen the moment of relief when a person realizes the YMCA will give financial assistance on their membership. Your help gives someone who’s having a tough time a chance to make a change. Over 930 people a year request financial assistance from our YMCA – without it the programs and services offered would be out of reach.

Donate online

You'll have the option to choose a one-time or monthly donations. Donations receive a tax receipt.

Pledge on Your Membership

Set up monthly donations through pre-authorized debit at our Welcome Desk.

Donate in Person

Make a donation in person at our Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility by visiting our Welcome Desk.

Donate by Mail

Mail your donation to YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce, 700 10th St E, Owen Sound N4K 0C6. Please make cheques payable to the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce.

Gift of Securities

Support your Y with a donation of publicly listed securities that are exempt from the capital gains tax. Learn more.

Corporate Sponsorships

Consider your YMCA for your charity of choice and ensure your gift has the biggest possible impact. Email us to get started.


Take part in local events or fundraise on your YMCA's behalf by launching your own campaign. Email us to get started or start your own Facebook campaign here:

Planned Giving

A planned or legacy gift ensures you’ll continue supporting the causes close to you in the future. If you plan for your legacy during your lifetime, you can see first-hand the difference your support will make for many children, youth, and families across Grey and Bruce Counties. Learn more.

How much does it take to change someone's life?

Your donation can be a turning point in someone’s life. Join our monthly giving program and invest in the future of those community members that we serve. By choosing to give monthly, you are helping us make a bigger impact. Monthly gifts will allow us to a take long-term, planned approach to supporting our community in the ways it’s needed most.


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Improve a Child's Life

Donate $40/month for a year

Provide a supportive environment to grow and learn through swimming lessons, active play and fun with friends for a whole year.

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Help a Teen Build Confidence

Donate $14/month for a year

By staying active with friends in positive relationships, a teen can develop confidence, self-esteem and a sense of purpose for four months.

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Give a Child Memories

Donate $16/month for a year

With a fun-filled, unforgettable experience, while building friendships at YMCA Summer Day Camp for one week.

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Help a Senior Stay Active

Donate $28/month for a year

A senior can benefit from friendship, support and laughter while maintaining good health and learning new skills for 6 months.

Family of four using the pool at the YMCA

Give Time to a Family

Donate $60/month for a year

A family of four can enjoy the lasting benefits of swimming, sports, fitness, family-focused activities and quality time together for 6 months.

Your Impact

Read stories and letters from members that were able to access our YMCA with the help of financial assistance.

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Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023

It’s Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity.

Our community relies on the YMCA, and the YMCA relies on donors like you.

Support your community today. Every act of generosity counts.  

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