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.
Creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Our Core Values
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.
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.