These three critical resources, people, places and programs, come together at the YMCA to create a sense of belonging to a supportive network that has proven time and time again to help our members and program participants achieve their personal development goals, be they physical, mental, social and/or emotional.
For some the impact can be truly transformational and can have an enormous ripple effect on those around them. While we celebrate each of these personal achievements—it is the scale at which this happens that makes Canada’s YMCAs truly unique. Last year we served 2.25 million Canadians in communities from coast to coast. This broad reach—and the fact that we’ve been doing this work for more than 160 years—are all part of the YMCA’s broader story of how we are building healthy communities.