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The YMCA is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities.

There is potential inside all of us. But obstacles can get in the way: fear, doubt, a lack of finances, isolation, discrimination. The Y believes that everyone has the skills and ability to achieve. That every obstacle can be met with support, positivity, and guidance. That every single person is worthy of the opportunity to shine. And when each of us shines, the collective strength of an entire community can be realized.

Our goal is not to fix people's challenges. Instead, we provide responsive programs and supports to help them tap into their full potential.

By donating to the Y, you are helping deliver long-lasting personal and social change to ensure our neighbours not only survive but thrive. By supporting the Y through the purchase of a membership, camp, or swim lessons, you are making a socially responsible choice as all our profits are reinvested back into our community.

Our Vision

Our communities are thriving, healthy, and inclusive because everyone belongs and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community.

Our Values

We are committed to practicing and demonstrating the core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and inclusiveness in all aspects of the organization.

families accessed free early years services
members were active and connected at the Y
youth learned to cope with stress and anxieties
Every Day at the Y

By offering a safe destination where people from all walks of life can ignite their true potential, our local Y has become both a beacon of inspiration and a trusted anchor of support for over 40 years.

  • Parents pursue their careers and education while their kids learn and grow in Y child care
  • Youth facing multiple barriers access free employment and mental wellness programs
  • Families with varying levels of vulnerabilities access tailored education, connections, and supports
  • Seniors stay active and connected to their communities, and some even work on treating chronic illnesses in our specialty health programs
  • Children and youth learn life-saving water safety skills in our swimming & aquatics programs
  • Adults set, strive for, and accomplish their wellness goals in our health and community centres
  • All ages access sports and recreation activities while building friendships, and connections
smiling girl in YMCA program space

Overcoming Obstacles

The theme of this report, “Obstacles”, illuminates the dedication of the Y team to promoting equity and helping individuals overcome hurdles and enhance their well-being. Learn more about who and how we are helping.

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Arial view of Athan's aquatic centre 1981

Our Story

Our Y has been part of the heart and soul of this community since 1981. As a responsive charity, we continue to grow and adapt to meet the changing needs of more community members.

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YMCA of Southern Interior BC Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our Board is committed to a balanced consideration of the needs, values, and interests of all our stakeholders. They provide vision, strategic leadership, and stewardship for our Y.

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Annual Reports to the Community

2023 | 2022 | 20212020 | 2018

Annual Financial Statements

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

Charitable Information

Canada Revenue Agency Registered Charity Information Return (T3010)
Charitable Registration Number:11924 0224 RR0001