About Us

About the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Whether you are looking to improve your fitness, find high-quality licensed child care, memorable camp experiences for your family or children, or looking for support as a newcomer to Canada, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is here to help. Let us be a part of your story.

Our History

The first Canadian YMCA was founded in 1851 in Montreal. Since that day, YMCAs across the country have proudly been serving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in Canada. Throughout YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, vital programs and services continue to be delivered over 150 years later.

Our mission, our vision and values reflect the aspirations of the communities we serve and the rich history and service of the YMCA over the past 160 years in Canada. From Alliston to Parry Sound, Collingwood to Gravenhurst and everywhere in between, the communities we are in are each a distinct part of who we are and what we achieve.

The YMCA Mission
What is our purpose?

My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.

The YMCA Vision

What do we want to achieve?
My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.

The YMCA Values

What guides our decision making?

Caring
MyY commits to building relationships and demonstrates compassion towards others.

Honesty
MyY promotes Integrity and trustworthiness.

Inclusiveness
MyY welcomes and fosters a sense of belonging for all.

Respect
MyY treats all persons with dignity and acceptance.

Responsibility
MyY keeps its promise and does what it believes is right.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka please visit www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca