Y in the Community


Community Programs_BannerThe Guelph YMCA – YWCA makes a consistent effort to be involved in our community. Through our organized programs and partnerships with other organizations, you have the opportunity to participate, volunteer or donate to one of the many great causes! Check out our Annual Report by clicking on the link below.

2011 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

TAPPs (Teenage Parents Program)

The goal of the Teenage Age Parents Program is to support the personal growth of pregnant and parenting teens and their children while assisting teen parents in improving their parenting skills, education and well being.

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Women of Distinction™

Women of Distinctionis an annual fundraiser held by the YMCA – YWCA of Guelph to recognize and celebrate the achievements of women in Guelph and Wellington County. The fundraiser supports programs run by the YMCA – YWCA of Guelph for women, teens, and their families.

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YMCA-YWCA SHARKs is a “Swim to Survive” program provided for free to all grade 3 students in the city of Guelph. This program teaches children how to survive a fall into open water with the goal of decreasing the number of deaths due to drowning in our community.

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The YMCA-YWCA of Guelph and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health have teamed together to launch the Daily Activity in Schools and Home (D.A.S.H. program. The goal is to increase activity levels, and decrease negative behaviour on the playground through active games and walking/biking initiatives/ clubs.

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The EnCore Program is designed to help breast cancer survivors come together at the Y and participate in a free program of gentle floor and pool-based exercises for women of any age who are recovering from breast cancer at any stage.

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Power of Being a Girl™

The YWCA Power of Being a Girl™ Conference focuses on young women in Grades 7 and 8 and is designed to promote a positive self image and develop leadership skills in young women. The Power of Being a Girl™ conference offers a fun day, in a safe environment, where young women can come together and realize their common challenges, develop personal awareness and work towards individual and group oriented solutions and goals.

Want to get involved in this event? Click on the link below!

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Guelph Y Members and Community Members participated as heroes in the Guelph Y Megathon by completing a challenge and raising pledges, volunteering, or making a donation. All proceeds from the Guelph Y Megathon go towards the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign which provides support to YMCA-YWCA of Guelph programs. These include providing swimming lessons to local grade 3 and grade 5 students to learn how to ‘swim to survive’ with our SHARKs Program, sending local children to Day Camp, and subsidizing memberships for kids and families.

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International Support

The Guelph Y supports the work and progress being made our brother Y in Tijauna, Mexio. This ‘Casa’ provides physical and emotional support to youth and also helps to reunite missing youth with their families. The Guelph Y supports these services by donating funds and also providing work exchange programs for staff.

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