About Us

We help individuals and communities lead healthier lives.

The YMCA takes a holistic approach to community health that embodies all aspects of physical, mental and social well-being. We engage with the community to provide customized programs that support local needs while embracing diversity. The YMCA of Greater Toronto is dedicated to making our communities home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults.


About the YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity tackling the most critical social issues in the GTA. For more than 160 years, we have offered children, teens, young adults and families the opportunity for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Through child care services, education and training programs, employment and immigrant services, family and youth services and health and fitness programs, the YMCA is building healthy communities across the GTA.

The focus of our programs and services

  • Healthy Beginnings: Our goal is to provide children — and their families — with access to evidence-based programs that help them build the skills and confidence to make their own healthy choices.
  • Healthy Transformation: The YMCA supports teens by giving them a voice to make their own decisions, build a connection to the community, learn new skills and access mentors, helping them reach their full potential.
  • Healthy Future: We seek to enhance the lives and wellbeing of young adults by providing them with access to opportunities for personal growth, education, employment and healthy living — ensuring that they develop into active, engaged citizens contributing fully to our community.
  • Healthy Living: By expanding opportunities to advance health practices and coping skills, the YMCA is removing the barriers for individuals to reach their goals and make their communities healthier.

Our Mission

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership.

Our Vision

Our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults.

Our Values

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is guided by values that influence our actions and the decisions we make: Caring, Health, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect and Responsibility.