The YMCA of Three Rivers marks the official unification of the YMCAs of Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo, the YMCA-YWCA of Guelph, and the YMCA of Stratford-Perth as one regional entity. Through this process, we're bringing together our strengths and expertise to better serve our communities, where and how they need us most.
For more than 150 years, we've demonstrated our commitment to our communities by showing up and delivering the programs, outreach, and services to our people need. This is the good stuff that we’re all about. And, in unifying, equipped with a re-commitment and a bold, new shared vision and purpose.
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The YMCA of Three Rivers recognizes and acknowledges that we deliver our programs and services on the traditional territories and treaty lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg, Mississauga of the Credit, Wendat, and Neutral nations. We acknowledge also that the history of Indigenous nations in these regions is not static, and cannot be briefly summarized. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, the Haldimand Treaty of Oct. 25, 1784, Treaty 3 of 1792, Treaty 29/Huron Tract Purchase of 1827. Today, our catchment area is home to First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island.
As treaty people, we commit to building relationships characterized by respect and equality. In particular, we encourage non-Indigenous staff, volunteers, members, and clients to reflect on their personal obligations and locations as recent arrivals to the territories sustained by the three rivers for which we are named.
Meet our Board of Directors:
- Anne Eaton, Vice Chair
- Harold Whiteside CPA, CMA, Chair
- Jackie Hatherly-Martin, Director, Chair of Governance & Nominating Committee
- Jamie Van Dyk, Director
- Kelly Schultz, Director
- Kevan Thompson, Director
- Milena Protich, Director
- Nancy Theberge, Director
- Peter Sweeney, CEO/Secretary
- Peter J. Vaillancourt, Director
- Rosemary Fernandes-Walker, Director
- Seann McAleese, Director
- Stephen Thomas Cooper, Treasurer, Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
- Tim Donegani, Director
2020 was a year like no other. It was a year when our communities need their Y to continue showing up where and how they needed us most. It was a year of transitioning to virtual programming, offering emergency programming and services, and working with community partners to ensure that everyone had a chance to stay connected.