For over 135 years, the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg has been at the heart of communities in Winnipeg – helping people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities live engaging, more rewarding lives.
We’re an inclusive, charitable organization that is committed to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
We are centres of community
We provide a safe and welcoming place where people can connect with each other and engage in activities that improve their lives and help them achieve their goals. Through our staff and the generous support of our volunteers and donors, we support and give back to the communities we serve.
We respond to community needs
Since our founding, we have identified and responded to a range of community needs through the design, development and implementation of programs and services that address significant social and health issues to the benefit of Winnipeg’s individuals and communities.
We address social issues
Through our programs, we address significant social needs while encouraging meaningful action. We provide resources to address pressing issues: reintegration of individuals recovering from mental illness, isolation reduction, violence prevention, and programs to engage at-risk youth.
We nurture potential
By working to instill a sense of values, positive behaviours, personal enrichment, belonging and connection, we are helping individuals and communities reach their potential. We bring people together to learn new skills, make new friends, learn to live healthier, and give families opportunities to actively spend time with each other.
We promote healthy living
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. We are the champion of a broad, holistic and sustainable model that fosters the growth and development of people and communities in spirit, mind and body.
We foster social responsibility
By teaching how to take action on social issues, we empower people in our community to make positive change on local and global levels. We give children, youth and adults the ability to participate in various programs and volunteer opportunities that develop their sense of social responsibility while contributing to their communities.