At more than 150 years old, the YMCA proudly continues to serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
We’ve always been dedicated to helping people attain good health through a healthy lifestyle and encouraging them to get involved in making their community a better place for everyone.
Our concept of health focuses on prevention, rehabilitation, self-management and the social support needed to grow in spirit, mind and body. In everything that we do, we try to inspire a sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. We believe in leveraging the power of one for the benefit of the collective good.
The YMCA provides values-based programs and services that teach the importance of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusiveness. It’s a place where friendships are formed and family ties are strengthened. A YMCA is a centre of community where people meet and discover common needs or interests. To reach as many people as we can, the YMCA offers financial assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to benefit from its services.
To accomplish this work, the YMCA relies on the support of its communities, the private sector, governments and other agencies to in turn, help others.