All Access Program

YMCA of Cape Breton’s Financial Assistance Program – All Access

YMCA of Cape Breton wants everyone to have the opportunity to take part in its programs and enjoy its facilities and services. Financial assistance is available through the All Access Program for those who feel they would benefit from joining the YMCA, but are financially unable, not unwilling, to pay the full membership and/or program and service fees. Applying for assistance is easy and confidential. The application process is explained below. Contact the YMCA for more information - Sydney (902)562-9622 and Port Hawkesbury (902)625-4600.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the YMCA determine how much I pay?
We evaluate each person's application and financial information on an individual basis. Any information you share with us is kept confidential. The All Access Program is designed so each individual or family contributes as much as they can afford towards a membership or program. At your interview, we will determine a fee based on your needs and financial ability. We will come to a financial agreement that is acceptable to both you and YMCA of Cape Breton.

How can I pay for my assisted membership?
The YMCA of Cape Breton offers a variety of payment plans. We will discuss them at your interview.

If I receive membership assistance, what is expected of me?
We request that you keep all the information and assisted fees we discuss in your interview confidential. When you receive an assisted membership, you are expected to make your payments on time, keep your account in good standing and use your membership regularly.

Is Financial Assistance provided at all YMCA of Cape Breton locations?
Yes, please contact the location that you would like to join.

Will anyone know that I have received assistance?
We treat all financial assistance information as confidential. Once your application has been approved, you will be treated like any other member.

Can the YMCA deny my application for assistance?
Your request for subsidy could be denied if your financial information does not identify an inability to pay the fees.