Quick Facts about the YMCA in Canada:

  • Everything we do has a single purpose: to improve the health and well-being of Canadians in spirit, mind and body. We are helping Canadians of all ages be healthier in every way.
  • The YMCA in Canada is a Federation of 47 autonomous, community-based charitable organizations.
  • YMCAs in Canada serve over 2 million people annually, including 1.35 million children teens and young adults, at 1,700 service locations.
  • The YMCA is Canada’s largest child care provider and more than 72,000 children are nurtured in our quality child care programs every year.
  • Last year 265,300 people were able to access the YMCA in their community as a result of the $37 million we provided in financial assistance.
  • 20% of children attending YMCA health & fitness programs are receiving financial assistance, ensuring that they can develop an active and healthy lifestyle that will benefit them throughout their entire lives.
  • We appreciate the 27,200 people who volunteered at the Y last year, contributing 1.32 million hours, and greatly enhancing the programs and services available to fellow community members.
  • The YMCA is the first stop for many new immigrants and refugees settling in our country. YMCAs help newcomers establish roots in their new community and connect with a wide range of community services, all aimed at helping them access the resources they need to start a new life here.
  • There are 22 global partnerships between YMCAs in Canada and YMCAs across the globe, supporting a variety of programs such as peer education programs.