Youth Centre participants outside
Please note that between December 1 - 8 YMCA branches will each have an early closure to give all our YMCA teams an opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Thank you for your understanding.​ Click here to see the dates and times.

A vibrant, healthy community offers opportunities for everyone. For the YMCA, that often means stepping forward with a new program or service to address specific and unique needs in our community. It may also mean reaching out, beyond our walls to deliver programs where they are needed most. We invite you to explore our Community Initiatives.

Immigrant Services

YMCA Immigrant Settlement Services can help you connect with the wide range of services you and your family need as newcomers to Canada — including health care, education, and language help. The Y is  a gateway to many resources that will help you settle in to your new community.

YMCA staff speak a variety of languages. Contact us to find answers to your questions, discover programs for immigrant youth, and learn how to navigate unfamiliar processes.

Learn about Immigrant Services

Youth Services

Growing up is full of challenges. The YMCA offers special support programs for youth that help them address issues that could limit their potential. 

Learn about Youth Services

Y on Wheels

Y on Wheels brings YMCA programs and services directly to Hamilton neighbourhoods. It's on the road more than 300 days per year working with community neighbourhood associations, schools and organizations. Through Y on Wheels, Y staff deliver everything from Zumba® classes to resume writing workshops by request and free of charge.


Learn about Y on Wheels

YMCA Beyond the Bell®

YMCA Beyond the Bell program is a highly successful after-school and summer program, featuring literacy, numeracy, nutrition and recreation. It focuses on closing the academic achievement gap experience by children from low income areas versus their middle-income peers.

Learn about YMCA Beyond the Bell®

Find Community Initiatives Programs