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The BMO NBA All-Star KidsFest is now over and it was a big success!
YMCA Canada recently launched a new national campaign called It Starts Here. The campaign showcases the power of community at the YMCA that is helping people of all ages and stages achieve greater health and well-being.
The Canadian Senate Report on Obesity was released March 1 at an event held at the National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA and CEO Bob Gallagher represented the YMCA Federation at the event.
For the fifth consecutive year, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers!
In an effort to explore the potential development of the first YMCA within a First Nation in Southwestern Ontario, the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario and Walpole Island First Nation signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on February 11.
On January 14, 2016, Toronto Mayor John Tory was on hand for the official opening of the program at YMCA Sprott House.
On January 19, the Intercultural Dialogue Institute of the Greater Toronto Area awarded its first Peace and Dialogue Youth Award to the 4Rs Youth Movement.
Moose Javians will more easily be able to access mental health services, thanks to a new initiative announced on January 27.
On January 13, the YMCA of Regina unveiled the details of Regina’s Housing First Strategy. Described as a way to take “concrete action” to address homelessness...
Congratulations to the YMCA of Oakville, which recently received four awards from Landscape Ontario for its natural playground designs created with Earthscape Ontario.
Last August, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver started a new program called Active Seniors, in response to demand for fitness classes designed for members over the age of 55.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People -- for the sixth time!
Maurice Strong, one of the world’s most influential environmental and political activists, died on November 27, 2015.
The YMCA has partnered with NBA Canada to give YMCA members and the general public a chance to get up close and personal with the NBA through BMO NBA All-Star KidsFest at the YMCA.
Ys across the country continue to play an important role in supporting new Syrian families upon their arrival to Canada.
In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, The Cowan Foundation helped kids get active with a $50,000 donation to the YMCA through their annual Holiday Card Program.
Jim Chaplin, YMCA Fellowship of Honour member and President of the Cambridge YMCA from 1964-1974, passed away peacefully at his home in North Dumfries, Ontario on November 15.
2016 marks the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball by Dr. James Naismith in 1891, working at the YMCA International Training School.
Carlos Soldi-Macdougall was recently profiled in the Hamilton Spectator, with his inspiring story of hard work and perseverance.