We See a Better Future

At the YMCA of Northern Alberta, we believe in a better future for all. With the rising costs of living in Alberta, and the recent economic difficulties, people are experiencing challenges: less time with their families, less time to focus on healthy activities, and disconnection from the community.

The Y is here to help change that. We believe in helping children and families thrive through our family programming, child care services and family fitness memberships. We believe in promoting healthy living, and make sure that no one is ever turned away from a YMCA experience due to an inability to pay. We're helping youth get the leadership skills they need to gain employment. And we're helping ensure seniors develop connections in the community. The YMCA fosters belonging and connection in every community we serve.

We envision stronger, more hopeful and caring communities that result in:

  • Strong and connected families
  • Resilient children who thrive and lead healthy, long lives
  • Teens who are confident with a strong sense of belonging
  • Healthy, engaged seniors
  • Motivated adults that take charge of their health and get active
  • Happy people, excited about life
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    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!

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    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.

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    Edmonton YMCA Foundation

    The Edmonton YMCA Foundation was formed on January 4, 1991 for the purpose of holding and investing endowment funds for the YMCA, and for investing earnings on those funds in YMCA programs, services and facilities. The Foundation supports current YMCA programs and is creating a legacy to ensure that the Y will continue to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities for generations to come.