YMCA Mission

YMCA Vision

YMCA Values

The YMCA of Northern Alberta creates life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people in spirit, mind and body.

Strong kids, healthy families, thriving communities.

Respect
Honesty
Caring
Responsibility
Diversity
Social Inclusion

The Communities we Envision

  • People experiencing better health and well-being in spirit, mind and body.
  • Individuals and families thriving and experiencing a sense of belonging.
  • All children and youth becoming active, engaged and healthy.
  • All individuals and families having the opportunity to reach their potential.
  • People respecting diversity and social inclusion.
  • People working together to strengthen the foundations of  our communities.

The YMCA we Need, One That:

  • Leads, partners and advocates in order to strengthen the foundations of local and global communities.
  • Values the diversity of all people.
  • Fosters equality of opportunity for all individuals and families in our communities.
  • Nurtures personal growth in spirit, mind and body.
  • Promotes holistic health & well-being.
  • Cultivates future leaders.
  • Encourages philanthropy in all we do.
  • Demonstrates our value and impact

Our Values in Action:

Our guide to decision-making and behaviour.

Do the right thing – We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do.
Put people first – We believe in each other – our strengths, perspectives and passions.
Keep our promises – We do what we say we will do.
Lead by example – We are courageous, speaking with conviction and always willing to listen and collaborate.
Be inclusive and open to all – We welcome every person, regardless of background or circumstance.

YMCA Family Violence Statement:

The YMCA of Northern Alberta believes that violence in any relationship is unacceptable and that everyone exposed to family violence is impacted including unborn babies, children, youth and adults. We also believe that everyone has the capacity for change and growth and we will support anyone in an abusive relationship to get the help they are looking for.

  • A YMCA family reading a book together.
    109 Years of the YMCA!

    The YMCA has enjoyed 109 years of serving the community! We've certainly grown since 1907, with 1500+ employees, 500+ volunteers, 20 community program locations, 3 housing services sites, 57 child care programs and 9 service and program centres.

    We can't wait for another 100 years of seeing the potential in everyone!

  • Girl with hula hoop outdoors.
    YMCA Strong Kids - Donate Today!

    The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is the annual campaign to raise funds and awareness of community needs. The campaign funds are used to assist people in gaining access to YMCA programs and services to help improve and enhance their lives. No one is turned away due to the inability to pay!

  • A senior YMCA heritage club member.
    Plan Your Legacy

    The YMCA recognizes and honours those who have included the YMCA in their estate plans. Formally known as the 'Heritage Club', members plan their gifts to create endowment funds at either The Edmonton YMCA Foundation or the Edmonton Community Foundation.