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YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation

Community Benefit, Social Service


YMCA of Northern Alberta has grown a lot since 1907, and with your help, we can continue to offer YMCA Child Care, child and youth recreation programs, youth and family support, and employment, immigrant and housing services in northern and central Alberta.

Our Mission: The YMCA of Northern Alberta creates life-enhancing opportunities for the growth and development of all people in spirit, mind and body.

Our Vision: Strong kids, healthy families, thriving communities.

Our Values: Respect, honesty, caring, responsibility, diversity and social inclusion.

At our Health, Fitness and Aquatics & community centres, we serve more than 12,500 community members and counting. Our facilities are hubs for connection, where all people come together to find belonging and well-being. The YMCA never denies anyone due to an inability to pay.

Our community and housing initiatives offer employment support, youth guidance, leadership and restorative justice, parenting and caregiver care, newcomer settlement, mental health support and housing programs to those who need it most.

YMCA of Northern Alberta is the largest provider of not-for-profit child care in western Canada, serving approximately 2,500 children across 60 childcare centres. The care and development of our littlest citizens is of utmost importance to the future of our communities. We actively advocate for universally affordable, accessible, high-quality child care.

Our Impact

The impact of supporting the YMCA of Northern Alberta is significant and far-reaching. Here’s how your support directly benefits the community:

Each year, the YMCA of Northern Alberta serves over 100,000 individuals, including children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds. Your support contributes directly to programs and services that cater to the needs of these community members.

Half of the individuals served by the YMCA are under the age of 18 investing in the well-being and development of the next generation, providing them with opportunities for growth, learning, and recreation.

Financial assistance to those in need, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, can access essential programs and services.

Vital community and housing programs can continue across the province. These initiatives provide support in areas such as employment, youth guidance, mental health, newcomer settlement, and more, helping individuals and families thrive.

Ultimately, your support for the YMCA of Northern Alberta benefits everyone in the community. Whether it’s through access to programs, financial assistance, or a sense of belonging, your contribution helps create an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and a place where they can belong, connect, and build meaningful relationships within their community.

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Legal Name

YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation

Charity Number

8906 15974 RR0001

How your gift will be used

When you choose to leave a legacy gift to the YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation, you’re making a lasting impact on the community for generations to come.

Legacy gifts or planned gifts left to the YMCA of Northern Alberta Foundation or YMCA of Northern Alberta are endowed. These endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, ensuring that your contribution continues to make a difference over the long term. A portion of the investment income generated annually from these endowed gifts is used to fund the programming offered at the YMCA.

Regardless of your chosen gift method, contribute to the sustainability and growth of our programs and services, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families in northern and central Alberta.

Thank you for considering the YMCA of Northern Alberta in your estate planning and for your commitment to creating a positive impact in the community.

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