The YMCA is a charity that has been helping Canadians improve their lives since the first Y opened in Montreal in 1851. YMCA programs are offered at more than 1,700 locations across Canada and help people become healthier in spirit, mind, and body.

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About Us

We’re a charity dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.

Our Impact

Thanks to the YMCA, Canadians are more physically fit, better connected in their communities, and are able to build the skills needed to achieve success in work and life.

Organizational Structure

The YMCA in Canada is a federated charity made up of autonomous Member Associations and a national office.