Y saves lives starts with building a strong community.


The YMCA is a charity that ignites the potential in people.

dollars annually in enabled access across our communities
supported by Employment and Immigrant Services
members across our communities served in HFA centres

Enabling Access

The YMCA is a charity that believes everyone has the right to participate. Whether it be swimming lessons, gym memberships, day and overnight camp, mental health supports or newcomer and youth services, enabling access means removing financial, physical, and other barriers that keep people from accessing our programming and reaching their full potential. 

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We’re increasing our reach to older adults through specialty programming like LiveWell to help improve their health outcomes, breakdown stereotypes, and create community.

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Beyond the Bell™

We believe everyone has the potential to thrive. Beyond the Bell™ offers programming for those children who are most in need in our communities to help build resilience and ignite potential, while wokring to close the academic achievement gap.

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Y Mind

Through the Y Mind program, we support youth struggling with mild anxiety and depression. We give them the tools and opportunities to overcome obstacles so that they can tap into their full abilities.

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CASE (Combatting Abuse and Sexual Exploitation)

We believe in helping those who need the most support. Many circumstances can lead someone to fall into a bad situation. CASE supports victims of human-trafficking and sex-trafficking while also working to provide education and prevention.

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Men's Residence

We believe all people should be treated with dignity and compassion. Through our Men’s Residence in downtown Hamilton, we provide a safe space and a glimmer of hope for men in the most vulnerable situations.

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