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We are here for you.

Welcome to your Virtual YMCA; an online community connecting you with free health, wellness and resources to support you and your entire family while physically distancing at home. We kindly remind you to follow the guidelines of your local health authorities. We encourage you to use the resources on these pages from the safety of your home as we all continue to practice physical distancing.

This is Y.

At the YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford, we believe in creating stronger, healthier communities where everyone is welcome. And now, we are bringing those beliefs online, more than we ever have before.


Staying connected


Keeping you active


Striving for happiness

Photo of Jim Commerford, President & CEO, YMCA

At our heart, the YMCA is about people. While some physical locations may be temporarily closed, our YMCA remains open and serving the community in so many ways.

Jim Commerford, President & CEO

Explore your Virtual YMCA

Use the links below to access and explore everything you love about the YMCA, at home.

Young kids sit together looking at a book and colouring in it

For the spirit

  • Feel-good Stories
  • Learning Activities for Children
  • Resources for Job Seekers
  • Virtual Field Trips
View activities
Young girl sits outside in a meditative pose with legs crossed and hands on knees

For the mind

  • Mindfulness & Self-care
  • Guided Meditations
  • Relaxation
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Woman in a squat position holding a dumbbell up to her chest

For the body

  • Workouts for Adults
  • Fun Workouts for Kids
  • Specialty Workouts for Older Adults
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Frequently asked questions

While we keep our community connected, we are here to answer any questions you have.

How is the YMCA responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

While our YMCA Health & Fitness Centres and Child Care programs are temporarily closed, you can access YMCA workouts and children’s learning resources from home. Our Employment & Immigrant Services team remains available to serve you by phone or online at We also continue to provide safe and affordable housing to 170 men at the YMCA Men’s Residence in downtown Hamilton.

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How can I help support my YMCA community during this challenging time?

We continue to have many opportunities to support those served by YMCA programs and services today and in the future. From helping seniors at home stay active to ensuring at-risk men have access to safe housing and supporting families and children who need YMCA services, there are many ways you can help your community. 

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How can I purchase a Limited Edition Arkells YMCA shirt?

A limited edition T-shirt has been designed exclusively for the YMCA by 6X JUNO Award-winning, arena-rock band – and proud YMCA members – Arkells. 100% of the profits from every t-shirt sold will directly support the YMCA’s updated virtual programming for our most vulnerable community members during this time. Shirts are available for purchase at Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA and Les Chater Family YMCA.