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Our Mission

The YMCA of Northern BC is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection and helping children, families, and seniors thrive!

About the YMCA of Northern BC

Rooted in Northern BC for over 50 years, The YMCA of Northern BC is a charity of over 400 staff and volunteers working together to strengthen the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection and helping, children, families, and seniors thrive. We offer children, teens, young adults, families, and seniors the opportunity for personal growth and create social change through child care services, camp programs, community health services, employment services, recreation and health and fitness services. We are part of an international and national organization that has brought lasting social change for over 130 years; we’ve cared for children, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun where no one has turned away and everyone belongs.

We believe the future that we will create is vibrant and healthy communities in Northern BC because children, families, and seniors belong, grow, thrive and lead. We take a holistic approach to community health that embodies all aspects of physical, mental and social well-being to support people to live healthier, happier lives. We engage with the community to provide customized programs that support local needs.

Our Mission – Our Reason To Be

The YMCA of Northern BC is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of our community through promoting healthy living, fostering belonging, inclusion, and connection and helping children, families, and seniors thrive!

Our Vision- The Future We Will Create

We believe the future that we will create is vibrant and healthy communities in Northern BC because children, families, and seniors belong, grow, thrive and lead.

Our Values – Our Guide

Our values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility guide our decision making and behaviour in all we do.
We are committed to positively impacting the needs of our communities through our mission and our ability to deliver.
We will always strive to have a positive impact and wherever possible measure this.
We believe in working collaboratively with partners across communities.
We believe that everyone has the right to belong- we are committed to inclusion locally and globally.
And we believe that even if we are doing the best we can, we can do better.