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About the Y

Since 1867, the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region has been at the centre of our community, helping people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities live engaging, more rewarding lives. A charity dedicated to the health of individuals, families and communities, the Y is accessible to all, serving more than 70,000 people in our region each year.

Our programs and services address significant social and health issues with initiatives tailored to local community needs. We work to build healthy communities and advocate for children, teens and young adults, helping all to reach their potential and realize their goals.

With support from our community, we are able to:

  • Promote healthy living by ensuring absolutely everyone is given the opportunity to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
  • Nurture the potential of children and youth by engaging young people and encouraging positive choices.
  • Support vulnerable people by helping them stabilize, develop future options and become contributing members of our community.
  • Inspire personal success by providing access to essential training and resources.