Getting ahead: How a nursery program can prepare your child for kindergarten

January 23, 2017

Preparing your preschool-aged child for kindergarten is never an easy task; however, a nursery program can make for a smoother transition from home to the classroom. Here’s what you should know about how nursery programs help with school readiness: 1. Children develop a love of learning through play Employing play as a learning medium is […]

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YMCA GTA once again named a top employer for young people

January 10, 2017

Young people are the future of our communities. By sowing seeds for their development and building infrastructure to help them flourish, we are investing in a healthy future for everyone. That’s why we are proud to announce that the YMCA of Greater Toronto has been named as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People […]

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4 energy burning activities for active kids to do at home this winter

January 02, 2017

After a few blasts of wintry weather, you’re likely looking for fun ideas to keep your high-energy kids moving during weekends and snow days. The YMCA Play ON program has chosen four activities that use household items, incorporate the five physical literacies (hopping, walking backwards toe to heel, running back and forth, throwing, and kicking) […]

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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 Ys Learn about the YMCA’s bold vision to build 10 new Centres of Community across the GTA.
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.

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