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YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

To view the YMCA Strong Kids Impact Report click here.

At the YMCA, we believe that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstance, deserves the chance to access our programs and services. Last year, more than 135,000 participants turned to us for help, looking for a safe, welcoming place to engage in activities that improve their lives and help them achieve their goals. 


Last year, the YMCA of Western Ontario provided more than $2.4 million in financially assisted programs and services to children and families in need. Currently, one in three of our members and participants rely on this financial subsidy to take part in our programs and services, like day camp, health and fitness memberships, and swimming lessons— to name a few.

Your generosity helps the Y to help those who need us most. Your gift will help ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their financial circumstance. Every dollar donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly supports kids and families in your community.

Community Impact

•$10/month ($120/year) enables a child to experience the magic of a YMCA day camp
•$30/month ($360/year) provides swimming lessons to a child in need
•$66/month ($800/year) can change a child’s life at YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth
•$83/month ($1,000/year) ensures a whole family can enjoy the lasting benefits of regular physical activity at their local YMCA



Please make a gift to YMCA Strong Kids today.

Join us for our annual YMCA Sweat for Strong Kids charity cycling event!


Click here for our Gift of Securities Form

For more information about the Strong Kids Campaign contact:


Christina Harley, Development Manager
519-907-5500 ext 1152 | christina.harley@swo.ymca.ca  

Amanda Sutherland, Development Officer
519-907-5500 ext 1154 | amanda.sutherland@swo.ymca.ca

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