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YMCA to Provide Emergency Childcare

News Release


April 30, 2020

YMCA of Eastern Ontario to Provide Emergency Childcare


Brockville, ON – Working in partnership with Community and Social Services for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario is opening its Brockville Y for emergency childcare for essential workers.

“Helping our community is what the Y is all about,” said Rob Adams, CEO of the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “We have been in discussions with officials in Brockville and Kingston throughout the pandemic to see where we can serve, and I am happy that we are able to provide this service and to further strengthen our partnership with the Counties of Leeds and Grenville.”

Brockville YMCA will begin offering emergency childcare on Monday, May 4. Special protocols have been put in place to mitigate against virus transmission, including, but not limited to, a drop-off and pick-up zone for parents outside of the facility, daily screening of children and staff, and extra sanitization of the childcare centre.

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that has been serving the region for more than 160 years. It is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. The YMCA is Canada’s largest childcare provider and has developed a trademarked Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect curricula. Our program sites are staffed by professionally trained, carefully chosen personnel who possess an Early Childhood Education Diploma or equivalent.


For information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Colleen Gareau

Director, Marketing and Communications