YMCA of the National Capital Region


The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a charity dedicated to the health of individuals, families and communities. We help people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities to live engaging, more rewarding lives. Every charity exists to help solve a problem, and our Y is no different — with the exception that the YMCA of the National Capital Region helps address many problems, from housing and employment needs, to immigration support, helping address isolation and mental health issues, and more.

We deliver a wide variety of programs and services that empower people of all ages and life stages to overcome barriers and rise to their full potential.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a charity, open to all, and dedicated to enriching our community and its individuals.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential.

Our five core values influence our actions and decisions and form the foundation of all Y programs:

  • Caring
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Inclusiveness

Our Impact

Each year, thousands of people in our community – our neighbours, friends, and family members – count on the YMCA to access necessities like safe housing, job training, immigrant supports, physical and mental health programs, and other essentials required for them to reach their true potential. Donors, Funders, Sponsors, and Partners make it possible for the Y to be there for those who need us most, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities. Together, we will continue creating a brighter path forward so that all members of our community have that chance to shine bright.

With support from our community, we are able to:

  • Promote healthy living by ensuring absolutely everyone is given the opportunity to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
  • Nurture the potential of children and youth by engaging young people and encouraging positive choices.
  • Support vulnerable people by helping them stabilize, develop future options and become contributing members of our community.
  • Inspire personal success by providing access to essential training and resources.

See what your legacy could be

Talk to YMCA of the National Capital Region about a legacy gift

Legal Name

YMCA of the National Capital Region

Charity Number

#11907 2072 RR0001

How your gift will be used

One of our greatest aspirations in life is to leave a mark – to make a difference. By making a planned gift and becoming a Heritage Club member, you’ll be leaving a legacy while helping ensure Y programs and services continue to address the most urgent needs in our community, now and in the future.

Planned giving through a legacy gift to the Y can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Name the YMCA of the National Capital Region to receive a gift through your will (bequest)
  • Donate a life insurance policy to the YMCA of the National Capital Region
  • Make a gift using Publicly Traded Securities/Stock
  • Create a YMCA Endowment Fund in your family’s name, or your own.

As a Heritage Club member you will be invited to our annual recognition event and, with your permission, we’ll also list your name or your family’s name on our Donor Wall.

Before deciding on a legacy gift, we urge you to talk to your family, financial planner or insurance agent, lawyer, and your Y to help you determine what kind of planned gift would be best for you, your family and your estate.

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