Many of the YMCA’s physical activity and artistic programs may be eligible for the Federal Children’s Fitness and Arts Tax Credits.  Each of the fitness and arts tax credits is a federal non-refundable, personal tax credit of up to $750 per child (under the age of 16 years).  You can claim a maximum of $500 of eligible fees per child for the Child Fitness Tax Credit and $250 of eligible fees per child for the Child Arts Tax Credit.  These credits may be claimed for the 2016 calendar year by parents who have registered their child in an eligible program of physical activity or an artistic, cultural, recreational or developmental activity.

If the YMCA has your e-mail address, we will e-mail your receipt to you for the purpose of claiming any eligible program expenses by the end of February.  If we don’t have your e-mail address, please contact:

Please note that we will only email membership receipts to you. For course purchases, parents need to use the course receipts they receive when they have paid and registered throughout 2016. If these receipts have not been kept, a reprint can be requested by contacting the locations listed above by the end of February.

Please note:

  • Payments must have been made in 2016.  Programs that were paid for during the 2015 calendar year and a portion or the entire program was not delivered until 2016 are not eligible.
  • Your child must be under 16 years of age or your child with a disability was under 18 years of age at the beginning of 2016.
  • Program must be a minimum of eight consecutive weeks.  For camps, programs must be five consecutive days.
  • Receipts received following payment for eligible 2017 programs can be used for next year’s personal tax credit claim.  Please keep receipts on file for these purposes.
  • For more information on the children’s arts tax credit, go to www.cra.gc.ca/artscredit, and for the children’s fitness tax credit, go to www.cra.gc.ca/fitness.