COVID-19 - CKW YMCA

COVID-19

Latest Updates

Updated: Aug 9, 3:00pm

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

We're sure many of you heard the recent government announcement about moving to Stage 3 of the Reopening Plan for Ontario. Although this will come into effect for our region on July 17, 2020, we've made the decision to delay reopening our fitness centres. At this time, all facilities with fitness centres will not open before August 31, 2020.

We're getting very close to sharing our plans for welcoming you back to the Y. We are so excited to have you back and we hope you're continuing to stay safe and healthy. In the mean time, we want to continue to keep you updated and engaged. 

How We're Going to Keep You Safe

We commit to taking your safety seriously, and as such we will:

  • Health screen and temperature check everyone entering the building

  • Constant clean and disinfect all high-touch surfaces

  • Spread out equipment to maintain safe distancing

  • Continue to offer outdoor and virtual options

  • Align and evolve our plans with all Public Health guidelines

  • Wear masks when walking throughout the building

  • Educate our staff and volunteers on reducing the spread of infection

Your health and wellness continues to be a priority for us and we are currently responding to this by offering a constant stream of new live videos through our Facebook page

We know that you’re looking forward to coming back to your Y – and, trust us, we’re looking forward to having you back too! Thanks so much for your support and understanding in this decision. Do note, your payments will remain on hold and we will continue to communicate with you often about what you can expect when we're ready to welcome you back.

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 newcomers@ckw.ymca.ca . 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.