Everyone can thrive if given the right opportunities

That’s why we aim to build new YMCA of Greater Vancouver centres of community with the help of the What Really Matters Capital Campaign. 

When families play together, everyone thrives.

YMCA Vancouver community support programs

When kids are active, they do better academically.

What Really Matters Capital Campaign goal

When seniors remain active and social, they are happier.

YMCA of Greater Vancouver community support

When teens get leadership opportunities, they are more confident.

Community support programs by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver

When adults are active, they have less stress.

Community support programs by the YMCA of Greater Vancouver

When every person has a place to belong, the whole community is stronger.

What Really Matters Capital Campaign for new YMCA Vancouver locations

We can’t do this without you

None of this important work happens without places and spaces that bring people together. Social infrastructure is needed to provide critically urgent community support programs and services that become part of the daily lives of children and families. We need your help to make this happen. When you give, you are making an investment in your community for many generations to come. Will you join us in building new YMCA of Greater Vancouver centres of community across the Lower Mainland?

YMCA of Greater Vancouver community support programs

Our community is changing and the problems are not getting any easier to solve.

For some people and families, their needs are critical. Youth are experiencing anxiety and lack safe places to go, children have behavioural issues impeding their readiness for school, and families are squeezed for time and the resources needed to support healthy choices.

The Y is the one organization that is there to meet those needs and provide community support. We’re there for people in times of crisis and we’re also in the business of prevention.

Prevention isn’t glamorous work but for more than 130 years, the Y has been playing the long game–helping people reach their potential before issues become problems.

Let’s be intentional about the kind of community we are building together

When we invest in safe shared spaces and community support programs that bring out the best in people, we create a civil society that will continue to reap social and financial dividends for generations to come.

We see a better future

Strong and connected families

Resilient and healthy children who thrive and lead healthy, long lives

Confident and skilled young leaders

Motivated adults that take charge of their health, get active and become role models and mentors

Healthy seniors with strong social circles that volunteer and stay involved

Immigrants who participate and engage in their communities

Teens who feel confident and have a strong sense of belonging

Happy people excited about life

Strong and connected families

Healthy seniors with strong social circles that volunteer and stay involved

Resilient and healthy children who thrive and lead healthy, long lives

Immigrants who participate and engage in their communities

Confident and skilled young leaders

Teens who feel confident and have a strong sense of belonging

Motivated adults that take charge of their health, get active and become role models and mentors

Happy people excited about life

Will you stand with us?

Now is the time to be bold so that children, teens, families and adults living in our communities can reach their potential.

Please consider donating or hosting a fundraiser so we can reach our $40 million community support fundraising goal and build new YMCA of Greater Vancouver centres of community around the Lower Mainland. Together, we can focus on what really matters.