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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 67,000 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.

When you donate to the Y's annual giving programs, you invest in the futures of children, youth, adults and families in our community. Your donation helps provide access to Y programs and services to those in need.  

Explore the many ways to give to the Y by clicking on the links on the left menu bar, or contact us today at (613) 237-1320 ext. 5049 or You can also download a donation form and mail it to us at:

180 Argyle Avenue
Attn: Financial Development
Ottawa, ON  K2P 1B7

Thank you for supporting the Y. Your gift changes lives. We see it every day.