Our Cause Defines Us

We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 

Our Strength is in Community

YMCA Lahat Road is a non profit like no other.

  • YMCA is community centred. For nearly 160 years, we’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
  • YMCA brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
  • YMCA nurtures potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
  • YMCA has local presence and global reach. We mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.

YMCA Lahat Road is a member of the World Aliance of YMCA's.

Our Focus

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the YMCA, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.

Our 3 Areas of Focus

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That’s because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbours.


Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.


Improving the nation's health and well-being.


Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Opportunities for All

The YMCA is for everyone. Our programs, services and initiatives enable kids to realize their potential, prepare teens for college, offer ways for families to have fun together, empower people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body; prepare people for employment, welcome and embrace newcomers and help foster a nationwide service ethic. And that's just the beginning.