YMCA Of Greater Toronto | Health & Fitness

Why Join the Y

Joining the Y is more than joining a gym. Our community members help each other grow, lead and give back so we can all shine brighter, together.

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Donors help our charity provide financial assistance for families like Vuk's, ensuring everyone gets a chance to ignite their true potential.

Y member Vuk in the gym

“In Serbia, I couldn’t swim at all — my parents had to help me,” says Vuk, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. “Not anymore.”

After immigrating to Canada, Vuk’s family discovered the North York Y. One-on-one lessons and unwavering support from his instructor Gloria, combined with Vuk’s own inner strength and ability, eventually gave him an unshakable confidence in the water. For him, it’s about so much more than going for a swim; it’s an act of independence, a challenge he can tackle on his own.

The unfair barrier of financial struggle could have held him back. “The staff at the Y told us about financial assistance, making it possible for us to join,” says Vuk’s mother, Danijela.

Terms & Conditions

As a YMCA member I understand and agree:

  • A YMCA membership is not transferable, and I will not loan my membership card to another individual.
  • I will notify the YMCA of any changes in my contact information (mailing address, phone #, email or emergency contact details).
  • I have certain recourse rights, if any debit does not comply with this agreement. For example, I have the right to receive reimbursement for any debit that is not authorized or is not consistent with this Pre-authorized Debit Agreement. To obtain more information on my recourse rights, I may contact my financial institution, or visit www.cdnpay.ca.
  • Cancellation policy: A membership can be cancelled at any time, by written notice to the YMCA of Greater Toronto at least 15 days before next payment date. Please note YMCA is not able to accept cancellation by phone. Cancellations will not be back-dated. No refund shall be issued on monthly payments. The membership card must be returned to the YMCA upon membership cancellation. The onus is on the account holder to ensure the monthly deductions have been discontinued.
  • The YMCA is your partner in achieving an enhanced quality of life though a healthier body, mind and spirit. Our YMCA’s commitment to proper maintenance and upkeep of our buildings and equipment is an important part of ensuring a safe environment for all to enjoy. This may result in temporary interruptions in service or access to specific areas or equipment within the facility, such as the pool. Membership fee adjustment(s) shall not apply due to maintenance, repair or refurbishment by the YMCA or for program interruptions/cancellations/schedule changes. In the event a primary facility is temporarily unavailable, members have the option of using any other YMCA Health and Fitness facility operated by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
  • Limitation of Liability: While YMCA staff and instructors make every reasonable effort to minimize exposure to known risks, the YMCA recommends that you consult with your physician before participating in any YMCA program, and/or using any YMCA fitness equipment or facilities. Neither the YMCA nor its staff, instructors or volunteers are licensed medical care providers and have no expertise in determining the effect of any specific program such as an exercise program, or equipment on a medical condition. You understand and agree that in registering for a YMCA program and/or using any YMCA fitness equipment or facilities, you may be involved in physical activity and that with any physical activity there is a risk of injury. By participating in YMCA programs and/or using any YMCA fitness equipment or facilities, you agree that you are participating voluntarily and do so at your own risk and you agree to fully release the YMCA and its officers, directors, agents, staff, instructors and volunteers from all claims or lawsuits for any injuries, death, property damage or theft, losses, or any other liability of any kind, arising directly or indirectly out of your participation in YMCA programs and/or use of any YMCA fitness equipment or facilities.
  • The YMCA welcomes you to return at any time. Please note that published rates and membership offerings at time of re-activation will apply. Re-join fee applies within designated categories/ages for members upon return following 1 year of lapsed membership.
  • Joining fees are non-refundable, unless membership cancellation is within 10 days of purchase date.
  • The YMCA is unable to accept responsibility for lost or stolen items on YMCA premises.
  • The YMCA reserves the right to terminate membership privileges, without refund, for an account overdue more than 60 days, or suspend/cancel a membership in its sole discretion for inappropriate behaviour or failure to comply with the YMCA Etiquette Statement.

    YMCA ETIQUETTE: The YMCA is a shared experience for everyone to enjoy. Each of us can make it better for all by being considerate to others. YMCA members, staff and volunteers all pledge to treat one another with respect and dignity.
    Use of your membership card indicates agreement with YMCA etiquette. Your card is the property of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.