COVID-19 Response Update – August 18, 2020

We are opening soon!

Although Phase 3 Reopening for Ontario came into effect for our region of Halton on July 24, we made the decision to delay reopening our facilities for members. We are now excited to share with you more details about our staged approach to re-opening our Peter Gilgan YMCA.

Our planned date for re-opening is Tuesday, September 8, at 8:00 am.

Our No. 1 priority remains the Health and Safety of all staff, volunteers, families, members and community.

To read about our approach to reactivation, click here.

On this page, you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about individual services response to the COVID-19 situation, our temporary closures, and—above all—planned reactivation.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email:

Our planned date for re-opening is Tuesday, September 8, at 8:00 am.

We know that not everyone is ready to return right away and so we are opening our YMCA in stages. Our Stage One Reactivation Program Schedule includes safe, practical ways for YMCA members to ease back into participation. We will add longer hours, more programs, and services as members return in the stages to come. More information available here.

In the meantime, we have launched new and exciting initiatives such as Outdoor Fitness Classes to keep you engaged. Moreover, you can enjoy your favourite workouts and activities for all ages online.

Thank you for your patience and continued support.

The YMCA supports the Ministry of Education’s announcement regarding the reopening of licensed childcare operations in Ontario.

We are currently working on the reopening of a few selected licensed Child Care Centres. We have contacted our Child Care families to discuss their child’s, or children’s, start date as we proceed with a phased approach to re-opening in the coming weeks.

Our focus is to ensure safety for families, children and educators.

For more information (including Inquiry), click here.

Thank you for your patience.

Virtual Day Camp programming is available through YCamp At Home; we encourage you to access a number of these exciting camp resources.

Your patience and support are greatly appreciated as we work through this evolving situation.

We are so grateful for the many expressions of support and encouragement, including members who have reached out specifically to ask how they can further support the YMCA by making a financial donation. To those members, we humbly thank you for asking and confirm that we continue to receive donations, and we will issue a tax receipt.

Here is a message from Kyle Barber, President & CEO, YMCA of Oakville.

We would still like to be present in your fitness lives and encourage you to stay healthy and active. Watch our social media channels for YThrive fitness videos and homegrown videos from our own fitness staff designed to help you stay connected and healthy while we all do our part to maintain social distancing.

As our staff are working remotely now, we may not be able to answer your phone call in a timely manner. However, if you need to reach us or have any questions about your account, please email: