While we are pleased to see the government loosening public health restrictions, a year into the pandemic, the YMCA’s revenues have been severely affected and the time has come for us to define the approach we will take this year.
We are sad to announce that we will not be able to resume our sports activities at the West Island YMCA in 2021, even once the government gives us the green light.
The Y’s Ongoing Social Impact in the West Island
To support the local community, we are still offering our youth and community programs, both in person and online. We are able to do this thanks to program-specific subsidies.
In Progress: Seeking a Partner
The centre’s financial situation, which was already precarious in 2020, has been weakened further by the pandemic and more so than we anticipated. We are thus actively seeking a partner to support us in the maintenance of our centres, both for the West Island Y but also for many of our other centres. This partnership would allow us to focus on pursuing our work to meet the pressing needs of the community.
We will keep you informed on any actions your local YMCA plans to take in the coming months. Follow the West Island YMCA Facebook page for more information.
Stay Active with the Y
If you would you like to resume fitness activities with the Y, there are three options available to you:
- You can transfer your membership to the Westmount, Cartierville, or du Parc YMCA as soon as it is possible.
- You can join our outdoor group classes this summer. More information regarding these courses will be shared in the coming weeks.
- You can participate in our virtual group classes from home at any time.