YMCA staff shares a happy moment with a YMCA member.

The YMCA is a charity that has been helping Canadians improve their lives since the first Y opened in Montreal in 1851. YMCA programs are offered at more than 1,700 locations across Canada and help people become healthier in body, mind and spirit.

Learn more about the YMCA

  • About Us

    We’re a charity dedicated to the growth of all persons in body, mind and spirit, and to their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.

  • Our Impact

    Thanks to the YMCA, Canadians are more physically fit, better connected in their communities, and building the skills needed to achieve success in work and life.

  • Organizational Structure

    The YMCA in Canada is a federated charity made up of 48 autonomous Member Associations and a national office.