The most profound way to see the impact of the YMCA is to hear about the stories of our members whose lives have been changed by the support and programs we offer. Each of these success stories is about an individual or family who is living healthier, happier lives from being involved with the YMCA. Join us in celebrating their achievements!
We love hearing about the successes people are having on their journeys toward better health and well-being. If you have a story about your YMCA experience you’d like to share, please let us know.
Confidence Starts Here: James’ Story
“It feels like I can reach for the stars.” That’s what 10-year-old James says today.
Giving Back Starts Here: Roger’s Story
The support Roger received as a child inspired him to pay it forward to youth in his community today.
Cycling for Strong Kids
One man’s inspiring commitment takes him across the country and back
Young at heart
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Senior instructors help Y keep up with demand for over-55 classes
An unforgettable YMCA camp experience
YMCA of Western Ontario
YMCA summer camp is a favourite childhood memory
Girl power, senior-style
YMCA of Brandon
These women have found fitness and community at the Y for decades
Living Well at the YMCA
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford
The LiveWell program is just one example of innovative YMCA health partnerships
Child care supports new Canadian family
YMCA of Okanagan
Subsidized child care helps a young family put down roots in Canada
I love what I’ve gained!
YMCA of Central East Ontario
One mom brings her kids along for the ride on her journey to health
Partnerships across international borders
YMCA of Northern Alberta
Young YMCA leader is a positive force for change
Courage starts here: Sheryl’s story
Seeing her children swim helped one woman overcome her childhood fear
Accomplishment starts here: Eric’s story
“The lessons I learned and the support I got at the YMCA helped me accomplish everything I have today - and will achieve tomorrow.”
At the Y, doing their homework, together
YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth
Offering a warm welcome and school support
Transformation starts here: Jamie’s story
“Dad, slow down!” Those words are music to Jamie’s ears, since only a few years ago he was battling significant health challenges and wasn’t able to keep up with his daughters.
Vitality starts here: Valerie’s story
Valerie, at 90 years old, has done lots of different classes but her current favourite is Zumba because she loves the music and dancing.