The YMCA developed ‘Social Society’ to combat social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a time when making connections is a challenge, the YMCA of Niagara continues to find unique ways to bring people together. The YMCA is excited to continue offering virtual social and recreational programs to Niagara adults (18+) experiencing social isolation this spring.
Thanks to funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, the Social Society was piloted at little or no cost to participants during February and March 2021. The response from our community has been very positive, with over 175 registrations.
As we move forward, a fee to participate will be introduced for Social Society programs. The cost for each program will vary based on the operational costs. Moreover, to ensure the fee is not a barrier to participation, financial assistance will be available for those who qualify.