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As a Federation of 37 Member Associations supported by a national office, the Canadian YMCA has a significant, collective impact at the national and global levels. But most Canadians experience the benefits of the YMCA much closer to home. We are centres of community, each one unique in what we provide to meet our members’ needs. We offer programs and services to more than two million people every year, in over 1,700 locations. 

And when we had to stay home to stay safe during the pandemic, local YMCAs responded by providing everything from emergency child care for frontline workers, to food and shelter for those in need, to virtual appointments for employment and newcomer programs, to online fitness classes. 

Because one thing is true for every Y in Canada: We are about bringing people together—to play, to learn, to grow, to belong. 


...from all backgrounds...

Impact all backgrounds

...of all ages...

Impact all ages


...of all stages...

Impact all stages

…find health, friendship, jobs, purpose, and connection, every day at the YMCA.
That’s our impact.