A trusted community leader and partner, the YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford delivers high quality programs and services that respond to emergent needs in our community. Annually, we serve more than 127,000 individuals and provide financial assistance to more than 23,000 individuals each year to support participation in YMCA programs.
Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we've worked to rapidly respond to the challenges facing our communities including launching online health, fitness and children's activities at no cost to the community through YWeAreHere.ca
. We've also moved our Employment and Immigrant Service programs to phone or online support through YtoWork.ca
While many of our physical programs are paused at this time, the need to support our communities remains great. We continue to look for meaningful ways to support our community as well as prepare to welcome individuals and families to YMCA branches when we can safely bring our community back together physically again.
Our Greatest Needs
Isolation, unemployment and rising costs can make basic needs like access to healthy and nutritious meals a challenge. You can help provide food security for the 174 at-risk men living in transitional housing at the Hamilton Downtown Family YMCA Men's Residence.
The need to support our most vulnerable community members is greater than ever before. You can help provide nutritious snacks for children in our YMCA Beyond the Bell program to keep their bellies full while their learn.
We know the need for children and families to find places to connect with one another and their environment is needed now more than ever. You can help by giving to the Director's Fund to to meet the greatest needs at YMCA Wanakita.