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United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals

It is everyone’s responsibility to help the people who are the most vulnerable and facing life’s challenges. Poverty and inequality is everywhere. Did you know that 836 million people still live in poverty? It is now time to take Global Action. In developing regions, one in five people live on less than $1.25 per day; […]

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Ebola Kills Economy: YMCA of Sierra Leone Ebola Response

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s partner YMCA in Sierra Leone is facing the worst-ever Ebola epidemic in history. Since summer 2014, the Ebola virus has been spreading in West Africa (including Sierra Leone); this is the largest Ebola outbreak in history. As of Dec. 10th there have been 17,000 cases of the disease (probable, suspected and […]

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Community Members Working Together to Send School Supplies to South Africa

By: Robert Reid, YMCA Board Member and Collingwood Rotary Member On Saturday November 15, over 70 volunteers from the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, local Rotary Clubs, and the Simcoe County District Board of Education joined together to load a container bound for South Africa. Together, we loaded the container full of equipment and supplies to help with the education of […]

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What Does YMCA Peace Week Mean to Me?

By: Danielle Proulx I have always regarded November as a month of reflection and gratitude. The sight of poppies adorning jackets and wreaths serve as a reminder of the brave men and women who have fought for peace and freedom. We remember their bravery and sacrifice, and give thanks with the promise to never forget […]

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