About Us

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities.

Every day at the Y...

  • Toddlers build confidence with every stroke, learning the life-saving skill of swimming in our Health and Fitness Centres.
  • Parents get a second chance at school and a career while their kids learn and grow in YMCA Child Care.
  • Street-involved youth get a warm place to sleep at our shelters.
  • Teens become (literal and figurative) trailblazers in our camping and outdoor education programs.
  • Newcomers are welcomed and supported as they tackle the life-changing transition of settling in a new country.
  • Older adults stay active and connected, embraced by their communities.

Every day at the Y, people get their fair chance to shine. They get opportunities to build a brighter future — for themselves and their communities — thanks to the generosity of people just like you who donate and volunteer to support our cause.

Our Mission

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities.

Our Vision

Vibrant communities where everyone can shine.

Our Values

Kindness. We are caring and compassionate.
Well-being. We are dedicated to people’s physical, social, and mental health.
Integrity. We are truthful, trustworthy, and take responsibility for our choices, actions, and commitments.
Inclusiveness. We create welcoming places and programs where everyone feels they belong.
Respect. We treat every person with dignity.
Optimism. We believe in the strengths and potential in people and communities.