New people, new places and new experiences.

Feeling adventurous? Then come develop your leadership skills and build peace wherever you go. When you get involved in the Y’s global initiatives, you can make change for the better. Take an active role in shaping the places where you live, work and play or build new connections with like-minded peers across the globe. With global education programs, immigrant settlement services and human development partnerships, there are plenty of ways to make a positive impact.

Our national and international YMCA networks enable you to contribute close to home or far away. You'll gain valuable insights on other cultures and work towards greater peace at the same time. Explore the world beyond your borders today.


  • Senior Vice President, Grande Prairie and Wood Buffalo

    Janet Giles
    YMCA of Northern Alberta
    200, 10211 105 Street NW
    Edmonton, AB  T5J 1E3
    p. 780-423-9601 | c. 780-991-4262

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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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    110 Years of the YMCA!

    The YMCA has enjoyed 110 years of serving the community!  We've certainly grown since 1907, with 1600+ employees, 600+ volunteers, 20 community program locations, 3 housing services sites, 71 child care programs and 9 service and program centres.

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

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    YMCA Peace Week

    YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our local and global communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA.