The oldest, most diverse charity on Cape Breton Island
Since 1886, the YMCA continues to serve all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life. We have been dedicated to helping people attain good health through a healthy lifestyle and encouraging them to get involved in making their community a better place for everyone.
The YMCA is for Everyone
At the YMCA, we believe that everyone should be able to participate in programs they need regardless of their ability to pay the full fees. That’s because the YMCA is open to everyone — all ages, backgrounds, abilities and financial circumstances. The YMCA meets the needs of more than 21,600 people each year and provides programs and services to those in need. Through the generous support of donors, partners and volunteers, the YMCA provides more than $80,000 each year through the All Access Program, to those who are willing yet unable to pay for YMCA programs and services.
The YMCA Builds People
It’s for this reason that the YMCA is committed to improving the lives of children and families in our communities by providing safe places, caring and trained volunteers and staff, and programs that teach life skills. Whether it’s a place to go after school, a place to learn leadership skills, or a place for the family to play and connect, the YMCA is there. It’s what we do to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Your financial support is needed.
Together we can make a difference to a child, a family and the community.
Our annual YMCA Strong Kids Campaign is focused on raising much needed financial support for children, teens and families who are unable to afford the full cost of participation in a YMCA program or activity. To donate now and learn more click this Strong Kids link now.
The Empower Building Campaign is a $12.3 million redevelopment of the YMCA's main branch on Charlotte Street, Sydney. This new facility will increase the YMCA's capacity to serve an additional 6,000 children, adults and families. To learn more about the Empower Building Campaign see below. For a list of our Empower Donors click here.