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Peter Gilgan Family YMCA
410 Rebecca Street, Oakville

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Parent Survey: Before and After School Care

Your feedback is important!

At the YMCA of Oakville, we strive to be a leader in the development of active, healthy children and youth.  We know that access to high quality recreational activities within an after school program gives kids a positive place to connect with peers, form new friendships, learn about teamwork, get active and have FUN!  The experience your child has is an important part of their development and a vital part of our commitment to building healthy communities.

From now until March 10, 2017, we’re inviting all YMCA child care families to complete a short online survey. We want to know if our programs are meeting your needs and ensure that your child is having a positive experience.

Parent Survey: Before and After School programs

For your convenience, hard copies of the survey are available at your child care centre.  Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Lorraine Pettinato
General Manager, Child Care
YMCA of Oakville

The nature of camp

With summer camp registration in full swing, the options are endless. If you’re still wondering which camp to pick, consider your child’s personality and the nature of camps that match.

At the Y, we’ve been providing camps for over a hundred years. We know that although every child is unique, EmptyName 711each one has the ability to thrive in their ideal environment. The right camp experience can build confidence, provide opportunities for personal development, foster enthusiasm for learning and nurture their independence.

Wondering where to start? Check out these five common personality types.

The explorer
Is your child happiest outside? Give him the chance to participate in traditional camp experiences like canoeing, archery, fishing and campfire cooking.  YMCA camps at Valens, nestled within a pine and spruce forest, are a perfect way to explore the natural world.

The adventurer
Have a child who loves adventure? Consider a camp that offers the chance to be active outside and embark on exciting day trips. At our camps run out of Bronte Creek Provincial Park, your child can swim, play and travel to local attractions like Crawford Lake or Wild Waterworks.

The sporty type
Does your daughter love sports? Try some active camps this summer. Camps at the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA give her the chance to swim, climb and play team sports like beach volleyball or soccer.

The creative type
If your son loves to be creative, he may like a camp where he can draw or paint, learn to cook or play music. Our specialty camps like Creative Arts and RockPro will inspire and nurture his creative spirit!

The leadership type
All children can be leaders, and summer camp is an ideal training ground. Leadership camps can help teens build the skills needed to succeed both at camp and within their school and community. YMCA leadership camps use team-building activities and group initiatives to help all youth grow into leaders.

Whatever your child’s personality or passion, summer camp can help them discover their potential. Find out more about all of day and overnight camp programs at YMCA camp.

2016 Tax Receipts now available!

Tax receipts for the 2016 tax year are now available online.

Tax receipts are available for:

  • Child Care
    • 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.
  • Day Camps
  • 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 donations@oakville.ymca.ca.

Please read all below information before proceeding:

To retrieve your 2016 tax receipt online:

Click on the ‘Tax Receipts’ link. The online registration page will open in a new window.

  1. Click ‘Login’
  2. 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**
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Select the tax receipt year(s) and click Email
  6. 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.

Need Help?

  • If you have difficulty accessing your YMCA account, please contact us at 905-845-3417 during regular business hours from Monday to Friday or customerservice@oakville.ymca.ca.
  • For more information on the tax credits, please refer to the Government of Ontario website,  http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness

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.

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At the Y you join more than a gym. You join a community deeply committed to helping build healthy children, adults and families.

Connecting to what Matters

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Send a kid to camp. Give them the joy of their first summer camp experience.

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Parent Survey: Before and After School Care

Your feedback is important! At the YMCA of Oakville, we strive to be a leader in the development of active, healthy [...]

The nature of camp

With summer camp registration in full swing, the options are endless. If you’re still wondering which camp to pick, consider [...]

2016 Tax Receipts now available!

Tax receipts for the 2016 tax year are now available online. Tax receipts are available for: Child Care For those who [...]

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