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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 belongs and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Core Values

  • Belonging
  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • 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.

2021 Annual Report

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passionate & mission-driven employees.
individuals & families served across Hamilton, Burlington & ...

Our 2018-2023 Strategic Priorities

Working with partners across our communities we've identified three strategic priorities to guide our vision; partnering for population health, fostering communities of belonging; and delivering meaningful experiences.

2018-2023 Strategic Plan

Partner for Population Health

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We will deepen YMCA program impact and improve health equity across our communities.

Communities of Belonging

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We will combat inequality, extend our reach to at-risk and vulnerable populations and support the movement of reconciliation for Canada's Indigenous Peoples.

Deliver Meaningful Experiences

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We will renew our vision for signature programs, transform our relationship with technologies and mobilize and empower our YMCA team for change.

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.