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YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation

Community Benefit, Social Service


YMCA of Northern Alberta has grown a lot since 1907, and with your help, we can continue to offer YMCA Child Care, child and youth recreation programs, youth and family support, and employment, immigrant and housing services in northern and central Alberta.

Our Mission:

YMCA of Northern Alberta creates life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people in spirit, mind and body.

Our Vision:

Strong kids, healthy families, thriving communities.

Our Values:

Respect, honesty, caring, responsibility, diversity and social inclusion.


At our Health, Fitness and Aquatics & community centres, we serve more than 12,500 community members and counting. Our facilities are hubs for connection, where all people come together to find belonging and well-being. The YMCA never denies anyone due to an inability to pay.

Our community and housing initiatives offer employment support, youth guidance, leadership and restorative justice, parenting and caregiver care, newcomer settlement, mental health support and housing programs to those who need it most.

YMCA of Northern Alberta is the largest provider of not-for-profit child care in western Canada, serving approximately 2,500 children across 60 child care centres. The care and development of our littlest citizens is of utmost importance to the future of our communities. We actively advocate for universally affordable, accessible, high-quality child care.

Our Impact

Support for the Y is support for your community.

Each year, YMCA of Northern Alberta serves over 100,000 individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Half of those we serve are under the age of 18.

A donation to the Y allows us to offer financial assistance to those in need.

A gift to the YMCA ensures that our community and housing programs can continue across the province.

Support for the YMCA ensures that children have a place where they can belong.

When you include YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation in your estate plan, you make connecting, belonging, and thriving a reality by providing opportunities for children, youth, individuals, and families in northern and central Alberta. Your support of the YMCA is support for everyone.

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Legal Name

YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation

Charity Number

8906 15974 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Legacy (planned) gifts left to YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation / YMCA of Northern Alberta are endowed. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, with a portion of the investment income annually used to fund programming offered at the Y. Letting us know about your gift will allow us to keep you informed about the good work made possible by your generous contribution, by welcoming you to our YMCA of Northern Alberta Heritage Club.

There are multiple ways you can make a gift through your estate, the simplest being:

  • Name YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation to receive a gift (bequest) through your Will
  • Donate a life insurance policy to YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation
  • Name YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF
  • Make a gift today or in the future using appreciated Publicly Traded Securities

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