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Province-Wide Lockdown

Tuesday, January 12th 2021

Our Health, Fitness and Aquatics Facilities are currently due to the Provincial state of emergency. We hope to be able to re-open on February 11th, pending Provincial guidelines.

Warming Centre at the Sudbury YMCA

The warming centre will continue be open with all Provincial health and safety protocols for those in our community that need to access this service and we continue to welcome our volunteers who can support the warming centre.

YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

The offices of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario Employment & Immigrant Services of Sudbury will continue to provide services remotely via telephone, email or virtually. The offices will remain closed to the public during the Province-wide shutdown.

We continue to serve employers, job seekers and newcomers remotely.

Please visit our website at ymcaneo.ca for more information or follow our Facebook page to receive updates and key information. We can also be reached by email at employment-info@ymcaneo.ca or newcomer-info@ymcaneo.ca.

YMCA Child Care

During the Province-wide shut down, our child care programs will remain open, including our school-age programs.

Extended Province-Wide Lockdown

Friday, January 8th 2021

Dear Members and Participants,

We have some updates to share regarding announcement of the extension on the Province-wide lockdown until January 23rd in Northern Ontario.

Health, Fitness and Aquatics

The extended lockdown means that unfortunately, we will not be able to re-open our facilities on Monday, January 11th as we had originally planned. We hope to be able to re-open our facilities on Monday, January 25th once the lockdown is over, pending Provincial re-opening guidelines.

All membership payments will be deferred until we re-open. Members with 1 week extensions will still be applied upon re-opening. 

Due to Provincial restrictions, we will be adjusting our registration date and program session. We will inform you of the new plan as information becomes available. In the meantime, we are excited to share that YMCA at Home is a valuable resource in maintaining a healthy lifestyle that is available for free!

YMCA at Home features programming from YMCAs all over Canada and has more than 450 videos online including virtual fitness for adults and youth, mental wellness programs, family and child activities, and even a diabetes prevention program. New videos are being added weekly. Learn more about YMCA at Home and access the content by visiting www.ymcahome.ca.

We will also be launching a YFitness 21 Day Workout Challenge starting next week that you can do from home! Keep an eye out for more information in an upcoming member email, here on our website and on our social media. We will be giving away fun prizes so don’t miss it!

It is imperative that we continue to do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are in this together. For more information, please visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website here or the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit here.

If you have any questions about your membership, please contact Kendra MacIsaac, General Manager of Health Fitness and Aquatics by email at kendra.macisaac@ymcaneo.ca for the Sudbury YMCA or Jay Mater, Branch Manager by email at jay.mater@ymcaneo.ca for the North Bay YMCA.

Warming Centre at the Sudbury YMCA

The warming centre will continue be open with all Provincial health and safety protocols for those in our community that need to access this service and we continue to welcome our volunteers who can support the warming centre.

YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

The offices of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario Employment & Immigrant Services of Sudbury will continue to provide services remotely via telephone, email or virtually. The offices will remain closed to the public during the Province-wide shutdown.

We continue to serve employers, job seekers and newcomers remotely.

Please visit our website at ymcaneo.ca for more information or follow our Facebook page to receive updates and key information. We can also be reached by email at employment-info@ymcaneo.ca or newcomer-info@ymcaneo.ca.

YMCA John Island Camp

YMCA John Island Camp registration for summer 2021 will proceed online for January 12th.

YMCA Child Care

During the Province-wide shut down, our child care programs will remain open, including our school-age programs.

Targeted Emergency Child Care for School-Aged Children

Thursday, December 24th 2020

Dear Families,

On Monday December 21st, the Premier of Ontario announced Safer at Home Restrictions to help curb the spread of COVID-19.  One such action is that all elementary schools will be closed for in-person learning and will move to virtual learning for the week of January 4th to January 8th, 2021.

As per the Ministry of Education, licensed child care centres and authorized recreation providers will be prohibited from serving school-aged children during the period when elementary schools are operating virtually (January 4th to 8th, inclusive).  All before and after school programs are being closed during this one-week period and will resume operation when elementary schools return to in-person learning on January 11, 2021.

To support parents of school-aged children who are required to work during this time, the Ministry of Education will be implementing a targeted emergency child care (ECC) program for school-aged children, at no cost to eligible parents, from January 4th-8th, 2021.

Eligibility

Those eligible for Emergency School Age Care include health care and other frontline workers whose children are enrolled in school.  Click here for the complete list of eligible workers.  Please note that all parents/guardians living in the household must be working during this one-week period to qualify.

To Apply

For Families looking to apply for Emergency School Age Care please follow the below steps for your district:

  • Nipissing District, please click here
  • Parry Sound District, please complete the form here and email it to subsidy@psdssab.org
  • Manitoulin District (Markstay), please click here
  • Greater Sudbury and District, please complete the form here and email it to barb.landriault@ymcaneo.ca

For more information or questions please contact us at 1-833-237-6026 ext. 256 or by email at carerequest@ymcaneo.ca

 

Thank you for choosing YMCA Child Care Services.

Province-Wide Lockdown

Tuesday, December 22nd 2020

Dear Valued Members and Participants,

We wanted to give you an update on our next steps with the news from the Provincial government on Monday, December 21st that the Province will be entering into a lockdown effective December 26th to January 9th.

Health, Fitness and Aquatics
Our YMCA will, once again, be closing our doors temporarily. The YMCA will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24th until Monday, January 11th inclusive. We understand that this may cause some frustration but please know that when we re-open our doors on Monday, January 11th, pending Provincial re-opening guidelines, we will ready to welcome you back with warm smiles (behind masks, of course) to a clean and safe facility with the enhanced health and safety measures we’ve had in place since September. Registration for winter programs will now begin on Monday, January 11th so that we are able to support you with our online portal or in person at the YMCA. Winter program schedules will be available online by Saturday, January 9th. Programs will begin the week of January 18th.

All membership fees that were paid on Friday, December 18th, will once again be charged on January 15th, extending your membership by one week to account for the one week paid during the closure. Members who were due to pay on December 25th will resume payments on January 8th for the week we re-open. Should you have any questions about your membership, please contact Kendra MacIsaac, General Manager of Health, Fitness and Aquatics by email at kendra.macisaac@ymcaneo.ca.

Warming Centre
The warming centre will continue be open with all Provincial health and safety protocols for those in our community that need to access this service and we continue to welcome our volunteers who can support the warming centre.

YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services
YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services will continue to operate remotely.

YMCA John Island Camp
YMCA John Island Camp registration for summer 2021 will proceed for January 12th.

YMCA Child Care
During the Province-wide shut down, our child care programs will remain open, with the exception of our school-age programs, which will be closed the week of January 4th-8th inclusively to align with the elementary school’s virtual learning program. All school-age programs will resume operations when elementary schools return to in-person learning on January 11, 2021.

To support the parents of school-aged children who may not be able to support their child’s learning/care at home, the Ministry of Education will be implementing a targeted emergency child care program for school-aged children for eligible essential services workers at no cost to families. The Ministry’s eligibility essential service list can be found here. Please note, no school-age spaces will be lost or charged during the one week closure period. As mentioned, school-age programs will re-open once children return to school on January 11th.

Later on today, we will be sending out a survey to all school-age families regarding your needs for the closure period of January 4th through to the 8th so we can plan accordingly. As a reminder, emergency school-age child care is only eligible for qualifying families as per the Ministry’s essential service list found here.

We apologize for the short notification and understand this is a very difficult situation for all and appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

Please know that the continued health and well-being of our children and families are of the utmost importance to us. Should you have further questions, please speak with your child care supervisor or manager or email us at carerequest@ymcaneo.ca.

YMCA Health, Fitness and Aquatics

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Dear YMCA Members and North Bay Community Participants,

Unfortunately, last night we were advised by one of our rental groups in North Bay, that one of their participants was confirmed with a positive case of COVID-19.

I know this news is very unsettling, but I want to reassure you that we are working diligently with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. All participants at risk of exposure have been contacted by Public Health and are following their direction.

The rental group was in our facility on Chippewa Street after hours and there was no contact with our general membership. The group continued to practice all safety measures including:

-Frequent hand washing

-Disinfected all equipment in use

-Wearing of masks while in the facility and while playing

-Sign in and screening of all participants

We remain open and I want to reassure you that we will continue to keep you informed of any new updates. In keeping with our core values, being transparent is paramount, that is why we are informing all YMCA staff, volunteers, and members, and have released our public statement.

In closing, should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to speak with a supervisor, manager or myself.

Thank you for your continued support, stay well.

Sincerely,

Helen Francis
YMCA Chief Executive Officer

C.c

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
YMCA Crisis Communication Team
YMCA Board of Director’s

YMCA Child Care

Monday, November 16, 2020

Dear YMCA Child Care Families,

Unfortunately, last night we were advised by Public Health Sudbury & District that one of the children at our Markstay Early Learning Child Care Centre (Sudbury District) was confirmed with a positive case of  COVID-19.

I know this news is very unsettling, but I want to reassure you that we are working diligently with Public Health Sudbury & District. All participants at risk of exposure have been contacted by Public Health and are following their direction.

It’s important to note that Public Health Sudbury & District have only requested the dismissal of the one classroom/cohort where the exposure occurred. As an extra precaution the YMCA has decided to close the full centre to undergo a deep cleaning and disinfecting of the centre.

All staff and children identified to be at risk of exposure will self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days, and the affected classroom/cohort will re-open once approved by Public Health.

I want to reassure you that we will continue to keep you informed of any new updates. In keeping with our core values, being transparent is paramount, that is why we are informing all YMCA staff, families and preparing a public statement which will be posted on our website.

In closing, should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to speak with your supervisor, manager or myself.

Thank you for your continued support, stay well.

Sincerely,

Helen Francis
YMCA Chief Executive Officer

C.c
Public Health Sudbury & District
Ministry of Education Licensing Division
Municipalities (DSSAB, City of Sudbury)
YMCA Crisis Communication Team
YMCA Board of Director’s
YMCA Staff & Volunteers

YMCA Employment and Immigrant Services

Effective November 10/2020, the offices of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario Employment & Immigrant Services of Sudbury have closed to the public due to increasing numbers locally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Appointments with staff in each department will continue virtually and by telephone.

We continue to serve both employers and job seekers with all employment-related needs, including navigating through the various government assistance benefits.

Please visit our website at ymcaneo.ca or Facebook page for job postings or call the centre at 705-674-2324 or email employment-info@ymcaneo.ca

For matters concerning immigrant services please email: newcomer-info@ymcaneo.ca. Messages will be returned within one business day.

We will continue to seek guidance from our local District Health Unit as we monitor the COVID-19 situation. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Stay safe.

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Depuis le 10/20 novembre, les bureaux du YMCA du Nord-Est de l’Ontario, Services d’emploi et Services aux immigrants sont fermés au public en raison de l’augmentation du nombre de personnes dans la région durant la pandémie COVID-19. Les rendez-vous avec le personnel de chaque service se poursuivront de manière virtuelle et par téléphone.

Nous continuons à servir les employeurs et les demandeurs d’emploi pour tous les besoins liés à l’emploi, y compris la navigation dans les diverses prestations d’aide gouvernementale.

Veuillez consulter notre site web à ymcaneo.ca ou notre page Facebook pour les offres d’emploi ou appelez le centre au 705-674-2324 ou envoyez un courriel à employment-info@ymcaneo.ca.

Pour les questions concernant les services aux immigrants, veuillez envoyer un courriel à : newcomer-info@ymcaneo.ca. Les messages seront renvoyés dans un délai d’un jour ouvrable.

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