Affordable Recreation for Lower Income Families

Affordable Recreation for Lower Income Families
Posted on 11/04/2020

Strong communities develop strong kids and families. At the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, we believe every child should have the chance to participate.

Through Simcoe County’s Social and Community Investment Fund, the Health STAR program receives 100% municipal funding to deliver sport and recreation opportunities for low-income families.  In addition to YMCA memberships and camps, children and youth have access to a range of activities, including, dance, soccer, hockey, skating, cheerleading, gymnastics and swimming to name a few. Aside from exposure to healthy lifestyles habits, children have the opportunity to develop in character and improve self esteem, build transferable skills as well as engage and be supported by their larger community.

Leadership and role modeling by way of volunteers, coaches, instructors, camp counselors and support staff, provide an invaluable contribution to potentially increase protective factors generated through sport that can impact a lifetime.  Working in collaboration with community partners, Health STAR aims to build brighter futures for children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate.

Access the application form here