COVID-19 - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region


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Updated: November 15, 3:00pm

On November 13th, 2020, we learned of updates to our regional response to the province’s new, colour-coded COVID-19 response framework (COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe and Open). This change takes effect at 12:01 AM on Monday, November 16, 2020. 

The A.R. Kaufman YMCA, Chaplin Family YMCA and Stork Family YMCA are moving to the ORANGE - RESTRICT level of classification. 

What does this mean for you?  

We continue doing the following: 

  • Face coverings required at all times, except when exercising 

  • Increased spacing between members to 3m in common workout spaces 

  • Class sizes limited to 10 people per room indoors 

  • Collection of contact information for all members  

  • Ensuring members are booked into the facility. For group fitness, pool, track and courts, this will continue through GameTime. For the conditioning centre, screeners will book members into spaces upon arrival 

We start doing the following: 

  • Limit of 50 members in the building (members using the pool are not counted in this) 

  • Member visits to the Y will be limited to 90 minutes 

  • Current session of swim lessons will continue and only one parent/guardian will be allowed to accompany the child 

  • All other children's programs (for ages 12 and under) will be paused beginning Saturday, November 21, 2020 

  • Changerooms remain open 

We appreciate that these changes impact your experience of the Y, and we’re committed to working with you to make these changes as seamless as possible. 

Going forward, if our Public Health unit alert level changes, we’ll be notifying you via email and on our website. 

We’re in this together. We’re stronger together. We’re here for good. 


Info for Members of Stork Family YMCA, Chaplin Family YMCA and A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA

View our Reopening Plan

Outdoor Workouts Available

In case you missed it, we've launched a series of different outdoor workouts at all three of our locations in Waterloo Region. Classes include Urban Poling, Yoga and the very popular, HIIT. Spaces are limited for safety reasons and participation is entirely free. View the full schedule and registration details by clicking the button below.

View Outdoor Workout Schedule

Child Care

Get the latest information here.

Day Camps

Get the latest information here.

Employment Services

In response to COVID-19 we are working remotely and continue to provide job search support.

Contact us in Cambridge at 226-748-9460 or in Kitchener at 519-579-9622 ext. 241 or 244 or connect with us through the Employment Ontario Self Service portal by visiting this link Request an appointment with YMCA Employment Services

Immigrant Services

In response to COVID-19, we are working remotely while our office is closed to the public.  We continue to support newcomers by phone, email, zoom and other technologies.

Contact us at 519-579-9622 or email us at . Messages are being checked and responded to every day. You can write emails in your first language and we will do our best to respond. Visit our website or our social media at Facebook | Twitter for updates.

EarlyON | Waterloo Region

Our EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Waterloo Region are in the process of reopening. We continue to support your family by phone, social media, webchat, email, zoom and other technologies. Contact us at 519-741-8585 or email us at Please continue to visit our website for updates as they become available.