YMCA GTA Blog

Why Kelly’s committed to volunteering

August 24, 2016

Many people work out on their own for years, without discovering the variety of other ways they can cultivate their physical and mental health at the gym. Kelly’s eagerness to better herself and her community led her to discover those additional avenues early on in her fitness career. Today, she is a deeply committed volunteer […]

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4 easy ways to simplify your family’s morning routine

August 23, 2016

Every parent has experienced the struggle of the morning routine. From meltdowns over lost shoes to a full-on refusal to get dressed, kids can turn even the simplest of tasks into major events in the morning. With the new school year starting in exactly two weeks, here are some tips for simplifying your morning routine […]

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Why you should keep a wellness journal

August 22, 2016

Every time you do something active, you make progress. Even if you felt sluggish for your entire run, or you had the worst dance class ever, just showing up and putting in the time did make a difference. The problem is, it rarely feels like that. A few “meh” workouts in a row can make […]

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Your Support Counts
Mark, Participant, in front of YMCA Vanauley Street
Mark, Participant Feeling lost and alone, Mark found the support he needed to turn his life around.
Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA Building
Our New Y's It's about the impact, not the bricks and mortar.
Maria and Eric, Supporter
Maria and Eric, Supporter Their generous $500K donation will help bring a new Y to their east end community.

Thanks to our generous donors, over 46,000 people received financial assistance last year.

we helped

36,843

people stay active

we helped

705

kids go to camp