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Health STAR

Health STAR

Affordable Recreation for Lower-Income Families

Strong communities develop strong kids and families. At the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, we believe every child should have the chance to participate.

Through the County of Simcoe’s Social Assistance Restructuring Reinvestment, the Health STAR program receives 100% municipal funding to deliver sport and recreation opportunities for low-income families.  In addition to YMCA memberships and camps, children and youth have access to a range of activities, including, dance, soccer, hockey, skating, cheerleading, gymnastics and swimming to name a few. Aside from exposure to healthy lifestyles habits, children have the opportunity to develop in character and improve self esteem, build transferable skills as well as engage and be supported by their larger community.

Leadership and role modeling by way of volunteers, coaches, instructors, camp counselors and support staff, provide an invaluable contribution to potentially increase protective factors generated through sport that can impact a lifetime.  Working in collaboration with community partners, Health STAR aims to build brighter futures for children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to participate.

If you are interested in Health STAR funding please complete the Health STAR Application as outlined or contact our Project Coordinator for further information.

Cathy Mills,
Project Coordinator
726-6421 ext. 429
E: Cathy_mills@ymca.ca