Membership – Financial Assistance

At the YMCA, our doors are open to everyone, regardless of their ability to afford program fees. Our purpose is to help individuals grow in spirit, mind and body through a supportive network, and we work hard to make sure that money is not a barrier for anyone to join the YMCA. Through charitable donations, fundraising and other sources, YMCAs across the country are able to offer financial assistance so that all families and individuals can participate in YMCA programs.

We want to know how we can help you achieve your health and wellness goals. The process is simple. No appointment is necessary. Visit the membership services desk, take a tour and find out how we can help you get started! Financial assistance is available to families and individuals who are unable to pay full fees. Assistance can be applied to membership, select specialty programming and summer camp.

Over 2,900 individuals across our branches received YMCA financial assistance last year, helping to decrease their risk of chronic disease, overcome social isolation, lower stress levels, spend time with their family, and more.

Thank you to our generous supporters, partners, and volunteers who make this possible every day.


Photo ID, initial payment and a method of pre-authorized payment are required to set up membership. Visa, Mastercard, Amex, void cheque or a pre-authorized payment form from your bank are accepted forms of pre-authorized payment.


For more information, contact:

Noah Aulbrook
Membership Services
Balsillie Family Branch – Peterborough
(705) 748-9642 x 259

Pat Kober
Membership Services
Belleville/Quinte Region
(613) 394-9622 x 7678