A nationwide celebration of peace.
We know we can’t change the world alone, but we know together we can do more. That’s the power of a global community.
YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our local and global communities. Taking place in YMCAs across Canada, Peace Week is an opportunity to join people of all ages in activities focused on exploring and promoting peace within our own communities. When people act for peace, they help to build a stronger and healthier community.
Try to be the change you want to see in the world.
In return, the YMCA of Sierra Leone provides global education and experiences for Canadian YMCA participants. Since this partnership began, several groups of staff and volunteers have travelled between these two countries to share global experiences and build an understanding of life in different parts of the world.
By working together, we’re harnessing the power of a global community to create opportunities to give more people the change to be healthy in spirit, mind and body.
The YMCA in Canada is only part of the story. In fact, the YMCA is part of a global network with YMCAs in 119 countries all over the world! While the Y looks a bit different from country to country, we are all united by our passion to improve the lives of the people, particularly young people, in our communities.