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Philanthropy Campaigns

Annual Campaign

Funds raised through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign support the daily operations of our organization, including financial assistance and many programs and services.

Through the annual campaign a donor can designate a gift to go towards any of the following:
1. General (The YMCA can use the funds as needed)
2. YMCA centre location for financial assistance
3. YMCA of Sierra Leone (our YMCA’s international partner)
4. Youth Services
5. Learning Services
6. Day Camp ​​​​​​​
7. Child Care
8. Camp Kitchikewana
9. Immigrant Services

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Collingwood YMCA Uplifting Communities Roof Project

The Collingwood YMCA connects thousands of people to life-changing programs to improve their wellbeing, health and wellness. The YMCA partners with many community services organizations to promote the power of community.
The Collingwood YMCA roof is in need of critical repairs. Repairing the roof is necessary to support the ongoing operations of the centre and will extend the life of the building by approximately 25 years. Repairs will protect structural and aesthetic elements from structural failure, staining and collapse of gypsum and ceiling tile products.
Click here to donate to the Collingwood YMCA Uplifting Communities Roof Project.
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Camp Kitchikewana 100th Anniversary Endowment Campaign

The YMCA Camp Kitchikewana 100th Anniversary Endowment Fund will ensure the continuing development of children in mind, body and spirit while strengthening Kitchikewana’s legacy for another 100 years of camping memories. Income from the fund will help finance camp program innovation, support programming and camper financial assistance, and augment facilities and capital projects spending.

Visit our YMCA Camp Kitchikewana Alumni and Friends, 100th Anniversary page here.


Camp Kitchikewana – Dr. Bill Bryant Memorial Fund

In memory of our great friend and Camp Kitchikewana Alumnus, Dr. Bill Bryant, some friends, colleagues and fellow campers have launched this memorial fund to support the much-needed enhancements to the 20-year-old medical centre and Bill’s beloved Camp Kitchikewana. lt is our hope that through collective efforts, we can honour our dear friend and ensure the Wellness Centre can undergo a major renovation that will serve the needs of medical professionals, Kitchikewana campers and staff, well into the future.
For more information, please visit the Memorial Fund page here.
To view the Dr. Bill Bryant Memorial Fund Celebration Summary, please click here.
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Barrie Capital Campaign

100 Reasons Y Campaign to build a New Barrie YMCA (
This will be a new kind of Y – a hub that will house traditional Y programs while supporting other opportunities for the public, our membership, and our community partners.

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Planned Giving

A planned or legacy gift ensures you’ll continue supporting the causes close to you in the future. If you plan for your legacy during your lifetime, you can see first-hand the difference your support will make for many children, youth, and families across Simcoe County, Muskoka, and the District of Parry Sound. A planned gift can be made to any of the campaigns described above.
Learn more here.

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Donor Recognition Wall

We would like to celebrate the individuals, businesses, foundations and anonymous donors who made financial contributions to the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s 2021 Annual Campaign (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). Donors believe in the YMCA mission and make a difference in their communities by giving back through the Y. Thank you to all of those listed below, whose generous contributions totaled $500 or more.

For more information, please visit our Donor Recognition Wall page here.

Together, we are building healthy communities.

We are proud to be recognized as a finalist in the Charity Village 2022 awards for Best Fundraising Campaign!

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