Our Impact

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity empowering people with essential services, opportunities to better their lives, and a sense of community and belonging. Our incredible donors make it possible for us to deliver proven programs at over 420 locations, meeting the most urgent needs in our communities.

Who We Help

From families who rely on financial assistance to get active and healthy, to youth who get a fresh start in our shelters, people from all walks of life depend on the Y to help them overcome barriers and reach their true potential.

“At YMCA Sprott House, I found my people — a community I could call my own.”

Watch Emmanuel share his experience at YMCA Sprott House, one of the first transitional housing programs for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness in Canada.

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Challenges You Can Help Address

Everyone deserves to lead a healthy, happy life. But too many are held back by converging crises in the GTA: those around mental health, housing, child care, precarious work, loneliness and isolation, and more.

By giving to the Y, you can help change that. Your donation helps us provide wrap-around supports, from help finding stable housing and employment, to substance use and mental health counselling, food banks, child care, subsidized exercise programs, and beyond.

Impact at a glance

Locations

429

locations across the GTA

community connections

283,458

community connections

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11,947

people received financial assistance

Donations

1,763

donors

Volunteering

1,155

volunteers

Employees

4,893

employees

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