Dear Friends,

In 2019, the YMCA celebrated 175 years of providing solutions to local needs in Canada… a legacy of connecting stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities. This year’s annual report captures some highlights of our local impact from last year.

Looking back, 2019 was an exceptional year! At the time of the writing of this report, we are in the middle of a pandemic; navigating an unprecedented global challenge that will shape our ability and approach for years to come. We are grateful to be able to look back on our accomplishments and the legacy and learning that have prepared us for this moment.

We are bombarded daily with statistics about various social determinants of health and predictors for well- being such as: diet, inactivity, isolation, poverty, obesity and environmental threats. Our YMCA works to address these determinants of health and help people live their best lives in our community. Some of our impact is obvious and immediate while other impacts are realized over many years of involvement with our YMCA programs and services.

At the YMCA, there is never a dull moment, and the complexities of daily life mean that we have an even more critical role to play. Everyone needs access to a healthy lifestyle regardless of economic circumstances. Children need strong role models to help them develop the values and skills to successfully navigate the challenges they face. Youth need safe spaces to socialize, acquire leadership, and gain employment skills all while being able to relax and share in fun. Adults need safe and reliable childcare as well as an opportunity to unwind and stay fit. Seniors need to stay active physically, mentally and socially. People at all ages and stages thrive when they are connected to a community where they are welcomed and able to find solutions to their daily needs.

We invite you to read our enclosed 2019 Annual Report so you can see the many new programming initiatives we developed and delivered across Halton Region. Our team continues to innovate, engage and seek feedback so that we can continue to meet the emerging needs in our community. This work is possible thanks to the commitment and engagement of community partners, volunteers, and our committed staff team. As a result of their dedication, 30,662 people were served by a YMCA of Oakville program or service in 2019.

Our Leadership Team and our Board of Directors are very proud of the impacts we have had on those we serve and of our ability to address local community needs. We absolutely could not do what we do without the support of many individuals, donors, volunteers, staff, community leaders, and partners who believe that what we do makes a meaningful difference today and for years to come.

Thank you to all!

Peter Kolisnyk
Chair, Board of Directors

Kyle Barber
President & CEO

Here is our 2019 Community Impact Report; discover what it means to belong at the Y.

2019 Community Impact Report

Past Annual Reports
Audited Financial Statements
Canada Revenue Agency T3010

T3010 Tax Return on CRA Website