Child & Youth Programs

Children shine brightest when they play and learn — together

New friends, new skills, leadership development – you can find it all and more at your YMCA. Our child and youth programs are specifically designed to help kids be kids, and to provide activities for the whole family.

Your YMCA has what you need, whatever your circumstances.

  • Training and mentorship to help you become a community leader.
  • Exchange programs to help you experience more of Canada.
  • Build self-esteem and gain confidence at Youth Nights.

We have exciting new drop-in, and registered programs available for your littles and teens

Child Protection Information

For Child Protection, everyone entering our YMCA must scan their membership card at the welcome desk, or sign in with our welcome desk team with Government-issued photo ID.


Sign-in/out policy:

  • At the beginning of the class, participants 12 years old and under must check in with the instructor with an adult (16 yrs+).
  • At the end of the class, participants 12 years old and under must check out by the same adult.

Parents who are not in the water can observe lessons from the pool-level windows or from the Great Hall. Videography and photography are not permitted to ensure our member’s privacy.

Admission Policy:

  • 13 years and up can access the facility without adult supervision.
  • 9 – 12 years can access the facility with an adult/guardian in the building (adult/guardian must be at least 16 years of age).
  • 13 years and up can access the cardio and strength conditioning levels without adult supervision
  • 9-13 years can access the cardio and strength conditioning levels with adult/guardian supervision at all times
  • Aquatic Centre: 9 – 12 years must be accompanied in the water by a parent/guardian (adult/guardian must be at least 16 years of age) if they require a PFD or are unsuccessful in completing a swim test.
  • For all successful swim test completions, adults/guardians must remain in the facility, 8 years and under must have a parent in the pool with them.