Financial Assistance 

Health & Fitness

Welcome to the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario’s Financially Assisted Membership Program. Our Financial Assistance Program serves those individuals and families who have the greatest need in our community, those individuals that are unable, but not unwilling to pay the full fee. We will make every effort to accommodate all those people who wish to participate in YMCA programs. It is not possible to join the YMCA for free. Everyone must pay some portion of the membership fee. A financial agreement will be worked out that is acceptable to both you and the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario.

Please complete the application for Financial Assistance in full and bring it with you. A YMCA staff member will review your application with you.

All information provided will be kept confidential. We expect the same confidentiality from you. Financial Assistance requires a commitment to make regular payments and to participate on a regular basis in the program for which assistance was provided.

Approved Financial Assistance subsidy is valid for up to 3 months. The YMCA may reduce your subsidy after 3 months, at which point the YMCA will be in contact with members via email to notify them of a change.


YMCA of Southwestern Ontario camps are committed to providing camp experiences for all youth, regardless of economic circumstances. The Y is able to provide financial assistance to families who are unable, but not unwilling, to pay the full camp fee.

The level of assistance is based upon need and differs for each family. To apply for financial assistance, sign in to your online account to apply on online. If you are unable to apply online you can request an assistance form here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 519-453-8858.