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.

Just the Guys

10-13 yrs

Do you need a place to just hang out, play games, and be a guy? Just the Guys is a program that is inspired by guys, lead by guys, and ONLY FOR GUYS. Participants will have an opportunity to play sports & games, develop new friendships, and explore topics that matter most to boys with instructors that are just like them – guys!

Location: Emily Carr Public Elementary School, 2255 Pine Glen Rd.

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Location: Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, 391 River Glen Blvd.

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School Based Programs

We are proud to partner with the following school locations to offer Just the Guys to their school communities:

Abbey Lane Public Elementary School, St James Catholic Elementary School, St John’s Catholic Elementary School

For more information on registration for these programs, please contact Katherine Dziedzic at katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca

Just the Guys Leaders

13-16 yrs

Our Just the Guys Leaders program digs deeper into issues that matter most to boys. Community building out-trips are planned based on the interest of participants to give them an opportunity to take on a leadership role in their community.

Location: Emily Carr Public Elementary School, 2255 Pine Glen Rd.

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Together as Girls

10-13 yrs

Be strong! Be courageous! Be you! Join TAG and meet some amazing girls and mentors. Together we can talk about things that matter to you. We’ll explore topics such as body image, healthy eating, peer pressure, stress management and much more.

Location: Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St.

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Location: Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, 391 River Glen Blvd.

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Location: Captain R Wilson Public School, 2145 Grand Oak Trail

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School Based Programs

We are proud to partner with the following school locations to offer Together as Girls & Together as Girls Leaders to their school communities:

Abbey Lane Public Elementary School, Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, St James Catholic Elementary School, St John’s Catholic Elementary School, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

For more information on registration for these programs, please contact Katherine Dziedzic at katherinedz@oakville.ymca.ca

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 Thank you to Bonnie and Terry Jackson for their generous $5,000 gift to support the Together as Girls program in 2016. Their donation will help to further enhance the program as well as the overall experience for both participants and those looking to become young leaders in the community.  The Jackson’s have been long time ambassadors, advocates and donors to the YMCA of Oakville and in particular the Together as Girls program, and we are grateful for their support.

Together as Girls Leaders

13-16 yrs

Do you want to develop strong friendships with girls your age? Do you want a place where you can be yourself? Do you want a place where you can develop your leadership skills and make a difference? Our TAG Leaders program digs deeper into issues that matter most to girls, and gives girls the opportunity to take on leadership opportunities in our community.  Its GIRLS ONLY, and you get the entire facility to yourself at this after hours YMCA program.

Location: Peter Gilgan Family YMCA, 410 Rebecca St.

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Location: Our Lady of Peace Catholic School, 391 River Glen Blvd.

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Newcomer Youth Leadership Development

 14-18 yrs

Build confidence, leadership skills and friendships in this 10-week course. Designed to help youth develop life & leadership skills, youth will explore a variety of career options, have assistance writing resumes & applications, and get involved in our community. Participants will also receive a 3-month membership for the Peter Gilgan Family YMCA. Contact Gurpreet Romana (gromana@hmcconnections.com) to register.

Location: HMC Connections, 1092 Speers Road

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Newcomer Youth Outreach Council

14-18 yrs

Enhance your leadership skills, and make a difference in your community! This program is designed for individuals who have completed the Newcomer Youth Leadership program to use their leadership and team work skills to make a positive difference in the Oakville community, take ownership of the ways you impact the community, and earn volunteer hours! Contact Gurpreet Romana (gromana@hmcconnections.com) to register.

Location: HMC Connections, 1092 Speers Road

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Youth Leaders

10-17 yrs

Our YMCA Youth Leaders program is designed to build community leaders! Youth will enjoy leadership training, team-led projects, guest speakers and games while building new friendships, increasing self-confidence and expanding communications skills.

Location: Peter Gilgan Family Y, 410 Rebecca St.

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  • 10-12 yrs: Will focus on games,crafts, experiments, special projects,  team work and basic volunteer opportunities.
  • 13-17 yrs: Will focus on group discussions led by the leaders themselves, guest speakers, special YMCA and Community initiatives, program planning and delivery, group management and volunteer opportunities.

Registration available at Membership Services