Group Participant Fees
This fee is based on $75 per member including adult chaperones.
Please make your cheque payable to YMCA of Greater Toronto and write the program name and your group's name in the memo section. Ex: YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada - Winnipeg School
Please mail the cheque to the following address:
YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada
1800 - 365 Bloor St E
Backgrounder to participant fees:
The majority of the funding for this program comes from the department of Canadian Heritage. However, the program is not completely funded by the government and therefore the YMCA raises a small amount of revenue through the collection of participant fees.
Since the government funding has remained stable without any increases for the last decade and the program administrative costs continue to increase, the Participant fees revenue has played an important role to help the YMCA continue to deliver a quality program across Canada.
This revenue stream makes possible program directives such as the Group Leader Advisory committee, which helps the program to continue to be relevant to youth who participate. We also use these funds to offset costs like promotional work and to cover required expenses that are not part of the funding agreement with Canadian Heritage.