YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka provides a wide variety of programs and services across the communities of Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound. Whether it is through health and fitness programs, swimming lessons, licensed child care, employment/literacy services, immigrant services, leadership training for the not-for-profit sector, outreach and counseling programs for youth or camps for children, youth and families, Y programs inspire people to reach their full potential.
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Donations to the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka ensure access to Y programs and services, including health, fitness and aquatics programs, child care, employment and training programs, camp and outdoor skills, leadership and volunteer development. The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka believes no one should be denied access to memberships and programs due to their inability to pay. Financial assistance ensures affordable access to the YMCA for individuals or families who face financial barriers to joining our programs and services.
Early education influences how well a child transitions into adulthood. With nearly 8 centers, the Y is the largest provider of licensed child care in our community, serving over 4000 families.
1 in 3 youth wants to speak to somebody about their mental health. Through the Y's Counselling & Outreach Services, we connect our community's most vulnerable youth with caring adult mentors.
New Canadians often experience heightened levels of social isolation. The Y's Immigrant Services Program is a "home away from home" for 1,400 newcomers in our community.
Drowning is the #2 leading cause of preventable death for children under 10 years old. Each year the Y provides swimming lessons to over 5,500 children & youth.
People with less money have higher rates of chronic disease. The Y provides financial assistance to over 15,000 people a year, making a healthy lifestyle accessible to all.
Heart disease is the #1 cause of premature death in Canada. The Y partners with local healthcare providers to support cardiac rehabilitation programs in our health & fitness centres.