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 Children, Teens and Young Adults: All children, teens and young adults deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Our programs help children and teens cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviours, better health and enhanced educational achievement.
  • Healthy Living: The Y has the capacity and scale to make a positive and measureable impact upon the health and well-being of the GTA. We recognize our unique responsibility by offering programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, bond families and communities closer together, and strengthen connection with others.
  • Building Healthy Communities: For more than 160 years, we have continued to listen and respond to our communities’ most critical social health needs, with a focus on the most vulnerable citizens and underserved populations. We have invested your dollars and volunteer efforts into building programs, services and facilities that keep our communities strong.

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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.