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Opportunities to Give

Give the Gift of Camp

YMCA camps provide life-changing experiences. Friendships blossom, self-confidence emerges, independence grows, and through it all our campers build resilience to help them face new challenges.

For many kids, camp is not an option without your support. When you give the gift of camp, you give a camper a better appreciation for the natural world, their community, and best of all – themselves.

27.6 per cent of children in CBRM are living in poverty. You can help us give the gift of camp to the children who need it most, right here at the YMCA of Cape Breton, through our financial assistance program.

Help a kid shine bright this summer by clicking the donate now button below.

Learn more about YMCA of Cape Breton summer day camps.

Your gift will support our mission to connect and ignite the potential in people,
helping them grow and give back to our communities.

Annual Campaign

The YMCA of Cape Breton’s Annual Campaign raises funds to improve and enrich the lives of children, adults, seniors, and families throughout Cape Breton.

Thanks to the generous gifts from donors like you, many people who face financial barriers can access the YMCAs services, such as: Child, Youth & Senior Programming, Day Camp Financial Assistance and YMCA Membership Financial Assistance.

Other Opportunities to Give

We aim to provide safe, accessible community spaces where everyone belongs. You may also choose to direct your gift to an area such as YMCA capital improvements. These major projects ensure that the YMCA facilities and assets remain relevant, sustainable, and environmentally friendly as we serve our community today and for generations to come.

The YMCA hosts multiple fundraising events throughout the year, including our YMCA Battle of the Brains fundraising event that took place on November 4, 2023 and raised $15,500! If you’re interested in learning more about sponsoring or participating in a YMCA event – connect with Jeff MacNeil, Manager of Fund Development: or 902-919-7968

We can’t do this work alone! When you support the Y, you are helping us achieve our vision of thriving communities where everyone can shine and feel they belong… you, your business or your group of friends can make a difference. There are several ways you can get involved:

  • Employee payroll giving
  • Raffle
  • Fundraiser sales (clothing, crafts, bake sales, etc.)
  • Donating proceeds from special events
  • Checkout campaigns + more

If your group or organization would like to host a fundraiser, where proceeds or a portion of the proceeds are donated to the YMCA of Cape Breton, connect with Jeff MacNeil, Manager of Fund Development: or 902-919-7968

Leave a legacy to the YMCA of Cape Breton and your gift will have impact for future generations.

Bequests: Consider leaving a bequest to the YMCA of Cape Breton, as part of your will and estate planning. Most lawyers require the charity name and charitable registration number: YMCA of Cape Breton – Charitable Registration Number: 107434201 RR 0001

An official receipt, for income tax purposes, will be sent to your estate when the bequest is received.

If you’re planning to leave a legacy gift – please let us know by contacting Jeff MacNeil, Director of Fund Development at

Our Supporters

Thank you to the individuals, groups and organizations that support our YMCA!