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Our YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

Your contribution to the Campaign helps children, teens and young adults in our community.


Our Y’s annual Strong Kids fundraising campaign helps children, youth and families in Stratf

ord-Perth participate in proven YMCA programs and achieve their full potential to live healthier, happier lives today, and grow into productive adults in the future.


A charity and active part of Stratford-Perth since 1869, our Y provides opportunities for personal growth in spirit, mind and body and service to others in an environment open to all. We serve over 10,000 individuals across Stratford-Perth annually. Last year about one in three of our users were assisted to participate in Y programs and activities representing an investment of over $550,000 in individuals right here in our neighbourhood. The majority, more than 60% of this assistance goes to children, youth and young adults in the form of memberships at our health and fitness sites in Stratford and St. Marys including swimming instruction; participation in our summer day camps in Stratford, St. Marys and Mitchell; meals, support and counselling through our youth centres in Stratford and Mitchell and support for families in times of challenge through our early learning and school-age programs and sites in Stratford and Shakespeare.

Your gift will help to ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their background or financial situation. This means:
• Helping a family enjoy fun filled activities at the Y
• Helping a child learn to swim
• Helping a teen learn to lead and feel success
• Enabling a child participate in a recreation or physical activity

• Enabling a family to use a trusted, quality child care


A gift today can help our kids build a better community for the future.
To learn more about the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign, or to make a donation, visit our

 website www.ymcastratfordperth.ca or visit the Y today.

Building Healthy Communities!

Become a Volunteer at the YMCA


CLICK HERE to learn how you can join the YMCA as a volunteer!


Each YMCA member’s experience is enhanced by the commitment of our dedicated volunteers.


Providing opportunities for personal growth through volunteering is an integral part of our Y mission. We encourage members to share their skills and abilities and to enhance their personal growth through the volunteer opportunities we offer.


Training opportunities are provided to ensure that certifications are met and volunteers are evaluated using the same criteria as employees. Many of our Y staff started as volunteers.


At our Y volunteers may be found working in: Graphic Design, Membership Services, Aquatics, Child & Youth Program, Group Fitness, Administration, the Fitness Centre, Camp, Babysitting, Maintenance/Operations, Child Care, Fund Development & Events and on our Board of Directors.


Take advantage of the opportunities we have to offer by asking our staff how you can become a YMCA volunteer.