Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, along with the generous contributions of private donors, YMCA Youth Engagement programs will continue to help you explore and tap into your potential — one step at a time.

Along the way, you’ll learn skills, share ideas, gain mentors, discover opportunities, and have plenty of fun.


Youth Leadership Programs

YMCA Youth Leadership Programs provide a safe place for youth to develop team work, communication, creativity, and gain a deeper understanding for the Oakville community. Participants will work together to create and implement community building opportunities with the support of their mentors, while having fun and gaining new friends.


Youth Travel & Exchange Program

In 2016, we participated in our first youth travel exchange with the YMCA of Northern BC and travelled to Prince George, British Columbia.

In 2017, a new group of youth visited the YMCA of Greater Halifax, where they built teamwork and collaboration skills, formed new friendships, explored the culture of Nova Scotia.

In 2018, we will be traveling to Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Stay tuned for the exciting stories from this exchange!


Young Leaders Initiative

The YMCA is committed to developing programming that is inspired by youth for youth. Our Young Leaders Initiative is a group of YMCA volunteers, ages 17-30, who have been working together since January 2015 to advise & develop programming for youth in Oakville. They have been the driving force behind our Youth Travel Exchange Program, our 2016 Annual General Meeting & Annual Report, our Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program, and much more.

For more information on current projects of our Young Leaders Initiative, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Katherine Dziedzic.


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YMCA Youth Engagement Program Locations

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Abbey Lane Public School Youth Engagement Programs 1160 Old Abbey Lane, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Abbey Park Secondary School Youth Engagement Programs 1455 Glen Abbey Gate, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Clearview Youth Room Youth Engagement Programs 2301 Sheridan Garden Drive, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Dorval Youth Room Youth Engagement Programs 1180 Dorval Dr, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Emily Carr Public School Youth Engagement Programs 2255 Pine Glen Road, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Garth Webb Secondary School Youth Engagement Programs 2820 Westoak Trails Boulevard, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
HMC Connections Youth Engagement Programs 1092 Speers Road, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
HMC Connections Milton Youth Engagement Programs 310 Main Street E, Milton, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Holy Trinity Secondary School Youth Engagement Programs 2420 Sixth Line, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
Peter Gilgan Family YMCA Youth Engagement Programs 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
St. James Catholic School Youth Engagement Programs 255 Morden Road, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
St. John Catholic School Youth Engagement Programs 1480 Mansfield Drive, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School Youth Engagement Programs 124 Dorval Drive, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca
White Oaks Secondary School Youth Engagement Programs 1330 Montclair Drive, Oakville, ON, Canada 905-845-3417 | katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca