From the Y

Striving for Greatness: Basketball at Central YMCA

February 04, 2016

When our courts aren’t being used for basketball programs, 90% of the time our members book them to play pick up. Can you tell we love basketball at the YMCA? Meet some of our talented players at Central Grosvenor St. YMCA – their dedication is inspiring!  Nigel Age: 11 Position: point guard – this position has taught Nigel about […]

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8 Ways to Start Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten Now

February 02, 2016

As kindergarten registration begins in schools across the GTA, parents have lots to think about and process. While many parents start preparing their child for their first day of full-day kindergarten in July or August, there are a few things they can start doing now to make the upcoming transition to school easier for their […]

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How our YMCA continues to help Syrian refugees

February 01, 2016

Since November 4, 2015 Canada has welcomed more than 13,900 Syrian refugees, approximately 6,300 arriving in Ontario. The YMCA of Greater Toronto has played an important role in helping many of these new Canadians start their lives in this country. For example, by the end of January we will have provided service to over 400 […]

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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.
Suzette, Participant
Suzette, Participant Her family of nine stayed healthy and active thanks to YMCA financial assistance.
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 52,000 people received financial assistance last year.


we helped


people stay active


we helped


people stay active