On Monday, February 19, YMCAs across the Golden Horseshoe will host free events for all ages. So come on in to the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA and make a splash, break a sweat, run, climb or explore. We’re encouraging families to get fit and have fun!
Drop by from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and try one of the following activities:
Bring your bathing suits and jump in! Our spacious indoor swimming pools are perfect for your whole family. Whether you want to splash around with your little ones, or swim some serious laps, we have you covered.
Everyone knows how much fun it can be to work out with a friend, and your perfect gym buddy is closer than you think! Free on Family Day, these fitness classes will be specially designed with all ages and abilities in mind, so you can all take part together.
It’s a smorgasbord of family fun! The gymnasiums at all of our centres will bedecked out with your choice of a wide range of activities designed to build skills, create smiles…and burn some energy, too. Don’t forget your running shoes!
*Please note, Photo Identification is required.
For more information and a detailed schedule of family program activities, visit Family Day.
Tax receipts for the 2017 tax year will be available by February 28. Please check back for updates.
Tax receipts are available for:
For those who wish to apply their Day Camp costs to their Child Care tax credit, you must use your original receipt/invoice from the time of purchase. If you need a copy, we will provide you with one.
Children’s Fitness Tax Credit
This process does not include YMCA charitable donation receipts. Charitable donation receipts are mailed throughout the year after your donation is processed. If you require a charitable donation receipt, please contact email@example.com.
To retrieve your 2017 tax receipt online:
Click on the ‘Tax Receipts’ link. The online registration page will open in a new window.
If you have an existing account (from day camp sign up) please login, otherwise click ‘Create Account’ to setup a new account.
**If you are creating a new account, follow the onscreen prompts and login.
Please note: AN ACCOUNT MUST BE CREATED USING PAYER’S INFORMATION. Please omit birth dates when creating this account if you are not a a current or previous YMCA of Oakville member**
Once you have filled out all payer information, you will receive an email containing an activation code and a link. You MUST follow the link contained in the email to complete the activation of the account. You will be prompted for your password and activation code to complete the process.
Once the account has been created you must login using your email and password. Once logged in, under the heading of Products/Services, click Tax Receipts
Select the tax receipt year(s) and click Email
Click Confirm, wait until it says completed and then check your email. You will receive a message with the tax receipt(s) attached. The tax receipt(s) will be in PDF from and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to open.
If you require Adobe Acrobat Reader, go to www.adobe.com and click the Download now button.
Protecting Your Privacy
Your privacy is protected in this process by creating a secure account with a user specified password. This account is as secure as online banking or making purchases on the internet.
If you have difficulty accessing your YMCA account, please contact us at 905-845-3417 during regular business hours from Monday to Friday or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copy tax receipts are still available
If you do not have access to a computer and printer, you can visit the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA at 410 Rebecca Street, and ask the front desk staff to print your tax receipt directly.
In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, the YMCA has been featured in a special Philanthropy in Canada insert in the Globe and Mail newspaper. Using stories of members from YMCA’s across Canada, the article talks about the charitable mission of YMCA’s in Canada.
One of our own YMCA of Oakville members, Niya, is featured in the editorial, and her story is a perfect example of what YMCA’s in Canada have always been dedicated to: improving the health and well-being of Canadians in spirit, mind and body since 1851. Read the Globe and Mail editorial