About Your YMCA.

Across more than 120+ locations in Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford and Haliburton, we are a charity committed to promoting equity and improving the health and well-being of people of all backgrounds, abilities, including at-risk and marginalized members of our community. 

From health and fitness programs, child care and camp, to employment and immigrant service programs and transitional housing, we're committed to supporting the broad determinants that influence the overall health of people in our communities. 

Our Vision

Creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone thrives, igniting their fullest potential.

Our Core Values

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Responsibility


Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we stand upon the Fort Albany Lands of the Six Nations Peoples; the ancestral and traditional territories of the Erie, Tobacco, Neutral, Huron and Iroquois Nations, lands upon which, many First Nations have come together to share in the "Dish With One Spoon Treaty" of 1764 and continue to share with all visitors throughout the territory in Peace, Friendship and Respect.

This continues to be the home to many Indigenous Peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful for the opportunity to work in this community and on their territory.

2023 Annual Report

generous annual donors.
passionate & mission-driven employees.
community members served across our program area.

Strategic Plan 2024 - 2028

As we embark on the next chapter of our journey, our Strategic Plan 2024-2028 is our visionary roadmap designed to ignite potential and resilience in the lives of young people, our employees and seniors.

Strategic Plan


Children participating in Playtime program

We aim to build resilience through healthy minds and habits, to support engagement through positive relationships and to encourage leadership opportunities through responsibility and autonomy.


Female Employee_Ymca

A great place to work, resulting in successful recruitment and retention, by offering: Equity of opportunities for breadth, depth, and growth. We support a meaningful mission and strong brand engagement.



The YMCA aims to be a system-level partner in supporting aging in place, active aging, and becoming the best in class in seniors’ programming.

Discover Our Local Roots

Take a rich visual journey through our YMCAHBB history in our 150th Anniversary Scrapbook. Explore social change, including world wars and the Great Depression, through the lens of the YMCA's role in our community.

History of YMCAs in Canada

The YMCA story began in London, England over 170 years ago with one man who had an idea about how to make his community stronger. From that idea sprang a movement that would spread across the globe, inspiring millions to grow in spirit, mind and body. 

You Belong at the YMCA

Whether you're looking to improve your fitness level, find high-quality licensed child care, camp experiences for your children or career opportunities for yourself, the YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford is here to help. There is a place for everyone at the YMCA.