Donors like you help thousands of people overcome obstacles and chart new paths for themselves in a wide range of our proven programs — people like Jaiden. Watch his story to hear how he “learned I’m capable of so much more than I thought I was” in YMCA Youth Leadership and Teen Night programs.
More Success Stories
YMCA programs empower people from all walks of life to reach their true potential. Hear from participants across our program areas share how they changed their lives for the better at the Y.
“The moment I stepped out of my comfort zone was the moment I truly started to shine.”A health and fitness member since 2001 and now a volunteer Arriba instructor, Suzette shares her experience with the Y and how the charity became a second home for her and her family.
“At YMCA Sprott House, I found my people — a community I could call my own.”Emmanuel shares his experience at YMCA Sprott House, one of the first transitional housing programs for 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in Canada.
“I found skills I never knew I had and it gave me a type of support that I didn't have anywhere else.”YMCA member since 2016 and now Newcomer Youth Leadership Development Program mentor, Moses shares his progress and success in the program through support and positivity.
“20 years later, I still feel like I am coming home every time I go to the Y.”From going to summer camp as a child to contributing as a Brampton YMCA volunteer today, Jacqueline shares how the Y can make an impact at every age and life stage.
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