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Ways To Give

There are many ways you can make a donation to the Y — find the type of giving that's right for you below. 

Looking for our current campaign to support youth experiencing homelessness? Your donation will give unhoused youth hot meals, safe shelter, and life-changing supports.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a donation?

There are many ways you can give to the Y and make a difference in your community. Use the links below to learn more about our different online giving options, or, if you have more questions or would like assistance making your gift, please contact us at or 647-960-1109.

Should I give one-time or monthly? What would help more?

As a monthly donor, your gifts will make the biggest impact on your community.

Benefits of giving monthly

  • You’ll make long-term, sustained impact
    Monthly donations give the Y predictability and stability. When we can rely on these gifts coming in every month, we can plan and deliver programs with more certainty, and with an eye for the longer-term. In other words, our monthly donors help us make deeper, sustained investments in our communities, using a planned approach to support our communities in the ways it’s needed most.
  • It’s the most streamlined giving option
    Monthly gifts are automated, and you will receive a single, consolidated receipt at the end of the year for your tax return. This means monthly gifts take less paper, postage, time, and resources to process. Our YMCA’s administrative costs are reduced, and, in turn, more dollars go towards programming and supporting your community.
  • Monthly gifts help donors make a sustained impact, with affordable payments
    Monthly gifts also allow donors to make a meaningful investment in their community, doled out in affordable payments. Giving monthly allows you to budget and plan more effectively: donations are processed on the first or fifteenth of each month and you can change or cancel your gift at any time.

You can set up your monthly gifts online here. For more information, or for assistance with making your gift, please contact us at 647-960-1109 or

Will I get a tax receipt?

Yes, we will send you a tax receipt for gifts greater than $10. If you become a monthly donor, we will provide you with a single, consolidated receipt at the end of the year for your tax return.

Who can I speak with about donating to specific programs or capital projects?

To discuss how you can direct your donation to a specific area of the Y’s work, aligned with your passions and interests, please contact:

Renee Beneteau
Vice President, Philanthropy

To make a donation to help build new YMCAs through our Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign, please contact:

Tony diCosmo
Vice President, Campaign Giving

Can my donation be anonymous?

Yes, you can give to the Y anonymously. If you would prefer to discuss your donation, or would like assistance setting it up, please contact us at 647-960-1109 or

Can I make a donation to a specific area of work? Can I give in a way that is aligned with my passions and interests?

Yes, there are many different areas of the Y's work that you can give to support. You can review some of our giving opportunities here. We would also welcome the opportunity to discuss personalized options with you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to:

Renee Beneteau
Vice President, Philanthropy

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