It happens when you find community.

You feel a sense of belonging; discover who you are and realize what you can become.

It’s a process of discovery and a path to authenticity, sparked by finding acceptance no matter who you are, or where you’re from. And along the way, you find meaning and purpose.

Whether it’s at 410 Rebecca or in neighbourhoods across Oakville, YMCA programs reach out and welcome everyone. When you walk through the door, join a class, or drop your children at camp or child care, there is a place for everyone to belong and find their path.

For newcomers like Rabea who long for a safe community, young girls like Gabriela or Magdalena who want people to look past their exceptionality, or for homeschooled youth like Will who need a place to fit in, the YMCA includes people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, and helps them achieve things they never thought possible.

This is the power of belonging.

In 2017, it was these stories and many more, that showed us what can happen when you find a place to belong. And as we move forward together, these stories will continue to inspire us to reach out to more people in more neighbourhoods across Oakville and beyond.

-Michael Shaen, YMCA of Oakville Board Chair

Click below to read our 2017 Community Impact Report, and discover what it means to belong at the Y.

2017 Community Impact Report (large)

2017 Community Impact Report (small)

Click the links below to open a PDF of our past annual reports.

Audited Financial Statements

Canada Revenue Agency T3010

T3010 Tax Return on CRA Website