YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Building healthy communities

Small acts. Big change.

Be the drop that creates a ripple that makes a wave that helps our community.

Research shows that when people feel a sense of belonging, their health improves - physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. And our communities benefit too. There’s less illness, violence and inequality and more giving and happiness.

For more than 160 years we have created centres of community where children, teens and adults come together to get the support they need to be healthier in spirit, mind and body. Through our financial assistance program, everyone can access the YMCA regardless of their ability to pay.

With your help, we can reverse the trends of chronic disease, childhood obesity, social isolation and remove barriers to health for people in our communities.

Together, we can build a healthier and more caring Eastern Ontario.
Please lend your support by making a gift today to your YMCA.

Drop. Ripple. Wave. Change.

How much does it take to be the drop that changes someone’s life?


Lets a teen build confidence and skills in a welcoming environment.


Helps a senior stay independent longer.


Lets a child create memories, skills and friendships at summer camp.