The YMCA as a Community Leader: A Global Experience

Canadian YMCA delegation at the AAYMCA Africa 3.0 conference in Mombasa, Kenya (L-R) Kyle Barber - President & CEO of YMCA of Oakville and Niagara, Patricia Pelton, Carlos Sanvee - current General Secretary of the African Alliance of YMCAs and incoming Secretary General of the World Alliance of YMCAs, Craig Rowe, John Haddock, Katherine Dziedzic [...]

March 14th, 2018|Blog|

Inspiring women and girls on IWD

It’s International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day of recognition of women's achievements and a call to action to support women's rights and advance gender equality. Here at the YMCA, our call to action is woven into the curriculum of youth leadership programs like TAG (Together as Girls). Just as IWD celebrates the strength of women [...]

March 8th, 2018|Blog|

It Starts Here on National Philanthropy Day

In celebration of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, the YMCA was featured in a special Philanthropy in Canada insert in the Globe and Mail newspaper. Using stories of members from YMCA's across Canada, the article talks about the charitable mission of YMCA's in Canada. One of our own YMCA of Oakville members, Niya, is featured in [...]

November 15th, 2017|Blog|

Grand Opening YMCA Outdoor Classroom

Community Open House and Grand Opening Celebration YMCA Outdoor Classroom The YMCA of Oakville, in partnership with the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB), hosted a joint community open house and official grand opening of their new outdoor classrooms at St. Bernadette School in Oakville on October 24. The two new outdoor classrooms were designed [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Blog|