The YMCA wants to help build a Community of Health in Petrolia.


The Town and the YMCA are in discussions about contracting operation of the Oil Heritage District Community Centre to the YMCA.



Thank you for your insights!

At the YMCA, we believe in designing programs and experiences for the community, with the community - which is why we wanted to hear from you first about our proposed operating model for The Centre. Your insights, gathered in October and November, will form a central part of the model the YMCA proposes to Council in January.


Learn more through our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Initial community consultations are now complete

Following a successful series of public consultations that included Boomers Extra, Staff of the Oil Heritage District Community Centre, members of The Centre, the Lambton Central Petrolia Optimist Club, Bluewater Health, and the public, there will be an opportunity to see the draft proposal from the YMCA.

The Public Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Victoria Hall in Petrolia, with a Special Meeting of Council to follow at 7:00 p.m. where Council will also review the proposal in detail before making a final decision at the January 22, 2018 Regular Meeting of Council.

All parties agree that this is a very important decision and want to ensure a full consultation with the public and all interested parties, and that council has all of the information needed to make an informed decision on behalf of the residents of Petrolia.

The proposal will be available for the public to view 48 hours ahead of the January 15 meeting on the Town of Petrolia website. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.


We’ve got you covered!

One place, one price. 

As a recognized leader in building healthy communities, the YMCA is focused on building health, ensuring belonging, and helping everyone we serve achieve their full potential - at any age or stage.

With the YMCA’s all-in-one membership, we make it easy for you to get the results you want by offering high value programs and services perfect for the whole family. 

Our all-in rates means you get everything that you (and your family) want including: 

  • Preschool & youth programming
  • Fitness program design & wellness coaching
  • Open gym time
  • Additional discounts for camp & other special programs
  • Fitness facilities
  • Pool access & our popular swimming lessons
  • Recreation programs for all ages, both registered and drop-in
  • Group fitness

We are committed to building a healthy and inclusive community. As a multi-service charity, the YMCA is open to all, regardless of financial ability. Last year, 1 in 5 participants in our programs were there because of the YMCA's charitable subsidy.

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