Support the Y

Big or small, every gift helps children, youth, adults and families in our communities. There are many ways to give to the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Find the option below that works best for you.

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Strong Start, Great Future Campaign

The call is urgent. Too many community members are facing barriers to good health. In order to make a real difference in the health of everyone living in our communities, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is building 10 new YMCAs across the GTA. You can help.

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Ways to support

Give today


Give Today

Every little bit helps.

Your support will give those who need it most, regardless of their financial means, access to our supportive programs and services. Your gift will go to work immediately; helping us meet current needs and providing financial assistance to those who need our support. You can bring us closer to making the GTA being home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. You’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount you give (above $10), resulting in tax savings for you.

For more information contact: Samantha Grande, Development Associate

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Planned giving


Planned Gifts and Bequests

How to Make a Bequest

By including a charitable bequest in your will, you can make a significant gift to the YMCA of Greater Toronto that will help shape our future and build healthier communities where everyone belongs.

It can be as simple as a sentence or two in your will, or a codicil appended to your present will, that names the YMCA of Greater Toronto as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate.

Sample Language for a Charitable Bequest to the YMCA of Greater Toronto

"I give to YMCA of Greater Toronto or its successors (Charitable Reg. # - 11930 7080 RR0001) the sum of $_________ of my estate to be used for its general purposes."

OR you may give a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other bequests have been made:

"I give to YMCA of Greater Toronto or its successors (Charitable Reg. # - 11930 7080 RR0001) ________ % of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to be used for its general purposes."

OR, you may prefer to give a particular asset:

"I give to YMCA of Greater Toronto or its successors (Charitable Reg. # - 11930 7080 RR0001) my shares of “XYZ” stock to be used for its general purposes."

**Please note that the information provided is general in nature. We encourage that you contact and consult your own legal and financial counsel in the development of your own financial estate plans.

Every bequest big or small makes a difference. If the time is ever right for you to remember our organization in your will, that would be wonderful and we would be delighted to hear from you at any time.

For more information contact: Renee Beneteau, CFRE, Senior Development Officer

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Gifts of stocks and securities


Gifts of Stocks and Securities

A meaningful gift with tax benefits.

The benefits of donating a gift of securities to the YMCA are two-fold. First, you will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation in the amount of the closing trading price on the day the YMCA of Greater Toronto receives the security. Second, your donation is exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security. To make a gift of securities, please download and complete these forms: Transfer Form for Gifts of Publicly Traded Securities (PDF) / Instructions (PDF)

For more information contact: Juniper Locilento, Director, Fund Development

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Tribute gifts


Tribute and In Memorial Gifts

Honour someone special.

Tribute and memorial gifts are a meaningful way to honour a loved one or recognize a special occasion while also making a difference to our communities. Please contact us to make a gift.

For more information contact: Samantha Grande, Development Associate

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Corporate philanthropy
& sponsorship


Corporate Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Demonstrate your company’s commitment to building healthy communities.

We work closely with our charitable partners to develop philanthropic and sponsorship opportunities that align with company CSR strategies and leverage your brand – all while giving back to the community. The YMCA of Greater Toronto works with you to identify funding opportunities for priority projects or program areas based on your specific interests and/or locations that are meaningful to you.

For more information contact: Laura Gibson, Development Associate

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Third party events


Host a Third Party Event

In support of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Host your own fundraising event and give more people the chance to play basketball, learn to swim or just have fun at the Y.

For more information contact: Helen Barbalias, Senior Development Officer, Events

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YMCA Megathon Activities

February 28-March 5, 2016 | YMCA Health and Fitness Centres

Be part of a fun-filled week of fitness challenges and fundraising activities when you join the YMCA Megathon. Funds raised help provide financial assistance so more children, teens, adults and families can access our supportive programs. Find out more.

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Kids Challenge

May 26, 2016 | YMCA Child Care Centres

On May 26, 2016, more than 19,000 kids from YMCA child care centres, before & after school programs, and elementary schools across the GTA will take the YMCA Kids Challenge. Together, they will “walk across the GTA” with a goal of raising $175,000 to provide financial assistance to more families who need our support.

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June 20, 2016 | Angus Glen Golf Club

Help more children, teens, adults and families reach their full potential when you join us for a beautiful day on the greens at Angus Glen Golf Club, the official site of the first-ever Pan AM Games golf tournament.

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