Follow Subscribe Now
  • Laurier and YMCA Surpass Community Campaign Goal Through Commitment of Kun Family

    Longtime Brantford residents Steven and Helen Kun announced today that they are doubling their commitment to the Laurier Brantford YMCA with an additional $1 million gift.

  • Young Syrian Refugee Awarded Scholarship

    We're exciting to announce that local YMCA nominee, Abdul Nour Seddiki has been awarded a Ted Rogers Scholarship to pursue his educational goals. The Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund aims to provide access to post-secondary education and reward youth who demonstrate community leadership.

    YMCA Immigrant Services first met Abdul and his family...

  • Koshlong Current - Spring Edition

    Father-son weekend, Strawberry Social, Handyman’s Corner and the Tuck Shop! You will find it all here in the Spring edition of the Koshlong Current!

  • The Canoe Auction - Update

    The vintage canvas canoe auction has changed to a live auction format at YMCA Wanakita. Now you can view, and even float test,  the full array of historic cedar strip canoes to help you decide which canoe suits you best. If you can't make it to the live auction, we'll help you participate by proxy. This is your last chance to own an iconic piece of Wanakita history. Click through for details and photos.


  • Spring Getaways

    Spring is a great time to get out into nature and what better opportunity than for a special getaway with your child.  Check out our multi-generational spring getaways.

  • Cycle for Kids raises more than $90,000

    On Saturday, April 8th participants at our YMCAs in Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford sweat it out to raise funds to send local children in need to swim lessons, summer camp, after-school programs and more!

  • A Weemarkable Window Into Your Child's Day

    Today's families are busier than ever. Between child drop offs, work, pick-ups, meal prep, and activities, you don't always have time to speak with your child's educators and learn about your child's day.
    We are making it easier for our YMCA Preschool Child Care families through our new YMCA app - Weemarkable!

  • Annual YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast 2016

    On Wednesday November 30th, the annual YMCA Peace Medal breakfast will be held at the Hamilton Convention Centre. This event is to honour a culture of peace and tolerance in our community and recognize the participants who help make this happen.

  • Fall Koshlong Current now available

    Handyman's Corner, news about the old cedar strip canoes, and opportunities to visit camp, you will find it all here in the Fall edition of The Koshlong Current.

  • Thanks for a spectacular summer!

    Summer campers --  as the YMCA Wanakita Charter states:  it's more than the building, the land, and the lake, that make Wanakita special. It's the people. We want to thank you, our campers and wonderful staff team, for a fabulous summer season!

    Remember, we're here year-round with programs for families, adults, school and special interest groups. You can check them out here. We can't wait to see you again!