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YMCA Giving - Impact Stories

When you give during YMCA Month of Giving, you can...

  • Help newcomers like Jane belong and thrive

    “When you are a newcomer, even a smile can change your day. I felt anxious about being in a new community and new country, and the second I stepped into the Y, I felt settled. To me, The YMCA is my family." Those are the words of  Jane Njoroge, Coordinator for YMCA's Foreign Worker Program as shares her story of coming to Canada from Kenya and finding community at the Y.

    Read Jane's story


  • Help youth like Simi rebuild their lives

    Every day, at-risk youth face barriers and struggle to find the support they need. The YMCA offers affordable housing, family support, and employment services to help our community's most vulnerable people. Eight years ago, Simi was a single mother to a 3-month-old, living in a women's shelter. Today, she has rebuilt her life through YMCA programs. 

    Read Simi's story
  • Help make communities like Fort McMurray strong  

    Over the last four years, Ahmed Salman, Program Coordinator for YMCA's Immigration Settlement Services in Wood Buffalo, has seen the Y lead initiatives to provide relief in Fort McMurray following the devastation of the wildfires, flooding, and now the pandemic. Ahmed shares how the Y has helped countless members tap into their potential and exemplify the power of community. 

    Read Ahmed's story


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The most profound way to understand the impact the YMCA makes every day is to hear stories of our members and participants whose lives have been changed by the support and programs we offer. See the stories of people who have made a positive change in their lives through the support of the YMCA of Northern Alberta.

We want to hear your Y story! If you have been impacted by a YMCA program or service and would like to share it with us, please complete a "My Story" form.


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