At YMCA Wanakita, the health and safety of our campers, families, staff and volunteers is our top priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation and have temporarily closed YMCA Wanakita and cancelled Spring programs. Read our Letter to Camp Families.

Monday, March 23rd - Like many others, our phone lines are currently experiencing connection issues. Our provider is aware of the issue. If you are trying to reach us and cannot connect, please keep trying.

At the YMCA, the health and safety of our participants, staff and families is our number one priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation including the closures of YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics centres and YMCA Child Care Centres until April 5, 2020.  For the latest updates about cancellations and closures, please visit: Covid-19

December 2nd 2018 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR

Brantford Celebrates New Y

January 22nd 2017 - DELHI NEWS RECORD

YMCA program aids in stroke recovery

December 13th 2016 - LAURIER CAMPUS

Progress continues at Laurier-YMCA building site

November 30th 2016 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR

YMCA Peace Medal: Squash star faced threat from Taliban

November 29th 2016 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR

YMCA Peace Medal Awards: Promoting peace, diversity and inclusion

November 28th 2016 - BRANT NEWS

Unearthing Brant - YMCA Laurier Dig

October 28th 2016 - HAMILTON HEALTH SCIENCES

Recovering From Stroke: It Takes A Community

October 18th 2016 - HAMILTON COMMUNITY NEWS

Hamilton Future Fund gives out $880,000 to local projects

October 18th 2016 - BRANT NEWS

Over 400,000 artifacts unearther at YMCA site

July 25 2016 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR

Newcomers make strong connections through soccer >

July 15 2016 - DAILY NEWS McMASTER

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, YMCA team up to promote healthy aging >

June 26 2016 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Milton: Syrian kids find soccer, and love it

May 29 2016 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Promising YMCA recovery program open to stroke survivors

May 17 2016 - FLAMBOROUGH REVIEW
Flamborough Cycle for Kids raises $16,500: Riders boost YMCA Strong Kids campaign

May 15 2016 - BRANT NEWS
Cycling for kids: Fundraiser supports YMCA Strong Kids program for disadvantaged families

March 1 2016 - CHCH NEWS
Playing To Learn

February 5 2016 - BRANT NEWS
MPP PERSPECTIVE: New funding for YMCA to benefit local youth

January 9 2016 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Y’s new Group Blast offers cardio workout

December 22 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Healthy Directions: In praise of calisthenics

December 21 2015 - BRANT NEWS
Brantford readies for Syrian refugees

December 19 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
7 refugee families expected soon in Brantford, Brant County

December 18 2015 - STONEY CREEK NEWS

Sharing cultural traditions at YMCA Newcomer Youth Centre

December 17 2015 - STONEY CREEK NEWS
Orchard Park’s Muneeb Muzaffar earns YMCA Peace Medal

December 8 2015 - BRANT NEWS
City, partners working on coordinated refugee response

December 5 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Burlington lawyer ready to run

December 4 2015 - FLAMBOROUGH REVIEW
YMCA celebrates 2015 Peace Medal recipients and nominees

December 4 2015 - FLAMBOROUGH REVIEW
Waterdown’s Krista Webb takes World Kickboxing and Karate title

November 25 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
YMCA Peace Medals honour city’s trailblazers

November 25 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
The Spectator’s View: Shining examples of people helping people

November 24 2015 - CHCH NEWS
Hamilton YMCA awards Peace Medals

November 23 2015 - BURLINGTON POST
Burlington resident nominated for YMCA Peace Medal

November 19 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Y helps Special Olympian meet his potential

November 13 2016 - FLAMBOROUGH REVIEW
McMeekin announces $5 million in youth jobs program funding at Flamborough YMCA

November 5 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Peter Taylor getting ready to sail away

November 5 2015 - CBC HAMILTON
Hamilton Good to Know:YMCA Peace Medal nominees

November 2 - BURLINGTON POST
Burlington kickstarts healthy kids challenge with $1.1 million from the province

November 2 2015 - HUFFINGTON POST
Kat Clewley, Burlington athlete, finishes record-breaking backwards marathon

November 2 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Burlington’s Kat Clewley runs Road2Hope marathon backwards in Guinness record setting time

November 2 2015 - CJAD800 - THE BARRY MORGAN SHOW (MONTREAL BASED)
Kathryn Clewley Interview with the Barry Morgan show

November 2 2015 - RED BULL ADVENTURE WEBSITE
Meet the girl who runs marathons backwards

November 2 2015 - RADIO CANADA INTERNATIONAL
Interview with reporter  Levon Sevunts on Kathryn Clewley

November 1 2015 - CHCH NEWS
Backwards marathon - Kathryn Clewley

November 1 2015 - CBC HAMILTON
Hamilton marathon runner sets record – backwards

October 28 2015 - MOUNTAIN NEWS
Kathryn Clewley attempting Guinness record at Road2Hope marathon

October 26 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Healthy Directions: Footballer kept his eye on the prize

October 14 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Healthy Directions: One step at a time

October 8 2015 - FLAMBOROUGH REVIEW
Inner city students follow food from field to table at Flamborough Farm

October 7 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Field trip: City children turn to garden growers

September 30 2015 - ALLOWHERTOPLAY
Kathryn Clewley gets creative with inspiring performance in Canada Army run

September 25 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Learning the ABCs of physical literacy

September 23 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
No excuses. No limits

September 23 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Laurier Y funding request to be considered by Brant County council

September 19 2015 - OTTAWA SUN
Burlington, ON woman to run half marathon backwards

September 16 2015 - RUNNER'S WORLD
Canadian woman targets backward marathon record

September 8 2015 - CHCH NEWS
Backwards runner aims for world record

September 3 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Weight loss reverses senior’s health issues

September 3 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Burlington woman to run marathon backwards

August 22 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Digging into Brantford’s past

August 22 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Moving to the music

August 1 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Healthy Directions: Exercise leads to weight loss, better mental health

July 24 2015 - HERALD NEWS
Brian Posavad names YMCA president and CEO

July 22 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Healthy Directions: The long road back

July 17 2015 - CHCH NEWS
YMCA Beyond the Bell helps kids retain skills

July 15 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Burford company invests millions on modernization project

July 8 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Research study helps stroke sufferers

July 8 2015 - HAMILTON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
29 Questions: Jim Commerford

July 7 2015 - STONEY CREEK NEWS
Stoney Creek YMCA Childcare Centre youngsters craft paper lanterns bound for Hiroshima

June 15, 2015 - CHCH NEWS
Health news: water safety tips for parents

June 4, 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR 
Speed interview a ticket to a summer job?

May 20, 2015 - BRANT NEWS
Construction in full swing at Laurier YMCA centre

May 19, 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Construction of $60-million Laurier-Y building expected to take two years

March 17, 2015 - HALIBURTON ECHO
Adults offered insight into supporting youth

May 12, 2015 - CHCH NEWS  
Stroke Exercise

March 3, 2015 - HALIBURTON ECHO
Schoot to put Teens in Control

January 29, 2015 - CHCH NEWS
Shoot for your goals with a Harlem Globetrotter

January 28, 2015 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Kids learn basketball tricks with a Globetrotter

January 7, 2015 - CHCH NEWS
Latin Funk

January 6, 2015 - BRANT NEWS
YMCA and Laurier kick start partnership

January 2, 2015 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
YMCA-Laurier team up to increase fitness classes

Winter 2015 - TODAY’S KIDS MAGAZINE
What time is the 9:20 bus?

December 28, 2014 - CHCH NEWS
Getting ready to make a New Year’s resolution

December 17, 2014 - CHCH NEWS
Wedding Wednesday, giving back with Glamjulz

Dec. 13, 2014 - CHCH NEWS
YMCA shows true meaning of giving

December 5, 2014 - TORONTO STAR
Top 10 winter camping destinations in Ontario

November 20, 2014 - BRANT NEWS
Site preparation for Laurier YMCA continues following artifact discovery

November 8, 2014 - GLOBAL NEWS
Crystal Ball video featuring YMCA Camp Chippewa

November 1, 2014 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Artifacts unearathed at Laurier Y project site

September 26, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Former airman still part of heart study that began after second world war

August 2014 - CANADIAN LIVING MAGAZINE
Eat for the heat

June 13, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Today the sun shines on Juno Beach

May 12, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
YMCA study --Many parents fretting over kids development

May 14, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Survey shows parents are unsure

April 22, 2014 - CHCH NEWS
YMCA Dinner, Dance and Auction for Beyond the Bell

April 19, 2014 - BRANT NEWS
Kun family donates 1 million to Laurier YMCA rec centre

April 14, 2014 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Laurier Brantford YMCA get 1 million dollar boost

March 19, 2014 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Thanks a million! Roger and Edith Davis donate 1 million for pool at proposed Laurier Y Recreation Centre

March 19, 2014 - BRANT NEWS
Davis family dives in

March 18, 2014 YMCA - CHCH NEWS
Brantford gets a gift

March 13, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
How do I live well with diabetes?

March 12, 2014 - CHCH NEWS
Health news-Colon cancer study

March 10, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
Health Challenges can lead to positive change

February 27, 2014 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR
YMCA takes rehab out of the hospital

February 13, 2014 - BRANT NEWS
YMCA reaches out to newcomers

February 7, 2014 - BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR
Student union pledges $3.6 million to Laurier-YMCA centre

February 7, 2014 - BRANT NEWS
Laurier Brantford students invest in community

January 30, 2014 - CHCH NEWS
Harlem Globetrotters

January 6, 2014 - HALIBURTON ECHO
Wanakita warms hearts, draws families