Due to COVID-19 some of our regular programs and services may be on hold temporarily. Our pools will be reopening on August 10. Stay up to date on what is currently available within your YMCA and H2O centres on our COVID-19 Updates page

We need you now, more than ever.

Our community counts on the YMCA in good times and bad times. Now, more than ever, your generosity can make a difference.

Here's how you can help.


Essential Services Child Care

YMCA Essential Child Care

As the largest provider of child care in BC, the Y is working in collaboration with government and our local school district to provide YMCA Essential Child Care for children 0–12 years at multiple locations in Kelowna and one in Penticton.

This critical service is for all families, with special priority given to health care professionals and essential service workers. Without this service, these workers cannot continue to provide their essential contributions to our community.


Virtual YMCA Services

Virtual Y

The YMCA is providing online resources for individuals, families and children during the pandemic:

  • Y Thrive: Keeping everyone physically active at home
  • Y Family Play Time: Keeping kids and families learning and engaged
  • Youth Services: Ensuring at-risk youth have access to technology which is critical to their participation, employability and mental wellness


community connection

Community Connection.

As always, the Y will be responsive to evolving community needs by developing and adapting Y programs:

  • Food Security: Delivering food to the most vulnerable families we serve
  • Senior Support: Calling senior members to ensure those in isolation feel connected and have the supports they need
  • Emergency Response: By offering the YMCA’s infrastructure, facilities and staff to all levels of government


YMCA staff support

Staff Support

Continuing to support our staff who have been laid off during this time is critical to our response and in line with our organizational values:

  • Extending health benefits for the layoff period
  • Offering an Emergency Support Fund for staff facing acute circumstances


Our Community - City of Kelowna

Where it is Needed Most

We are assessing critical community needs on a daily basis and evolving to meet them. When you give to where it is needed most, it will go directly to the most urgent demand in our community.


Stay with Us

Stay with Us

To our valued YMCA members, by allowing us to activate the payment of your monthly membership fee as a tax-deductible donation, you are helping us to pivot our work to support you and the community. Now more than ever, our financial assistance program will need solid footing in order to lift those members most impacted by the COVID health and economic challenges.



We're here to help.

Email Rhonda Zakala at rhonda.zakala@ymcaokanagan.ca

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