YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Building healthy communities

Ignite the Spark

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that is passionate about creating opportunities and advancing the well-being of the communities we serve. We do this by developing healthy and successful people who in turn create a positive impact in their neighbourhoods.

Each year, we raise funds to help families and individuals access healthy Y programs delivered in safe, happy, inclusive spaces that go beyond fitness to promote positive connections. This year, our goal is $432,000.

As we go about our daily lives, it isn’t always obvious that we each wield tremendous power to ignite possibilities in our community – to help people reach their potential and improve the resiliency and health of our region.

When you give to the Y, you ignite hope, positivity and kindness. You spark leadership in a teen, a sense of belonging in someone new to our community, joy in a child and healthy outcomes for a senior. When you give to the Y, your gift sparks opportunity.

When you give to the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, you ensure that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, have an opportunity to access healthy programs, safe spaces and a welcoming community.


gives a child the experience of one week of summer camp.


helps a senior stay mobile & maintain their independence with a year’s membership.


provides 10 meals for a child or teen. 


give a child one month access to youth recreation programs.


provides one day of snacks for our teen drop-in program.


offers a full scholarship to someone obtaining their lifeguarding certifications.