The YMCA is coming to Petrolia!


As of April 2, the YMCA will assume contracted operation of the oil heritage District Community CEntre.

Thank you to all who provided input to HELP US BUILD THE OPERATING MODEL.


Growing a Community of Health, Together

After an extensive community consultation process, including 10 individual stakeholder sessions, the YMCA is pleased to announce that on January 22, 2018, the Town of Petrolia approved the YMCA’s proposal to assume contracted operation of The Centre.  


The arrangement is similar to those in place for other municipal services including management of the waste water treatment plant, and artistic direction for the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia and ensures that:

  • The Town of Petrolia retains ownership of The Centre, all donor recognition/named features, equipment and assets;
  • The YMCA will engage current Centre staff team with a first opportunity for application  for employment;  
  • The YMCA will deliver greater operational efficiency to The Centre and reduce the Town’s annual investment, including an estimated total savings of $517,538 over a five year period;
  • The YMCA will offer an all-inclusive membership experience and ensure that non-member and public access is maintained.
  • The YMCA will implement its Assisted Membership program, providing subsidized access to membership and programs for individuals and families in financial need.

Petrolia residents and participants across the region will have access to The Centre through membership and day use passes.

Learn more about the project and the YMCA's proposal on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

What's Next?

Hiring for all Centre positions will begin immediately, with a job fair specifically for current Centre staff scheduled for January 30th and interviews running January 30 to February 2.

Information on the Job Fair and the opportunity to apply to the YMCA will be provided directly to Town staff and posted in staff areas at The Centre.

Information about the YMCA’s membership and program offerings will be posted to this website in the coming weeks.

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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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