The Municipalities of Bruce and Grey Counties sit on the traditional territory of the Anishnabek Nation: The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomie Nations. We give thanks to them, and to the Chippewas of Saugeen, and the Chippewas of Neyaashiinigmiing, as the traditional keepers of this land and water, and we also recognize the traditional homeland of the Metis Nation.

Welcome to YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

Building Healthy Communities

Serving our community since 1877, the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce enriches the lives of people of all ages. We do this by offering programs and services that benefit all members of our community in every aspect of health and wellness.

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African American women using Employment services

Healthier & Stronger Together

Building a strong community, one person at a time.


YMCA Housing Services works to prevent, address and reduce homelessness in our community.


One of our Employment Advisors can help you find meaningful employment in your community.

Settlement Services

We can support you in effectively settling, integrating, and calling Grey-Bruce your home.

Make An Appointment

 Staff travel throughout the region and are available to assist you in person, by phone, email or online.

YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility

Our Facility

A busy community hub full of natural light and smiling faces, our building is fully accessible.

Program Schedule

At our YMCA you’ll find an extensive mix of fitness classes and programs for your age, ability and interest.

Swim Lessons

Certified YMCA instructors teach lifelong skills to help you be safe in and around the water.

Our community needs the YMCA, and the YMCA needs our community

Every gift—no matter how big or small—helps create a real impact in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families in communities across Grey-Bruce. Your generosity can change lives.

“Thank you to all those who have donated in the past and continue to donate today. Your generosity has made an important impact in someone’s life”

Gayle Graham
CEO (retired after 43 years), YMCA of OSGB

Why Donate?

Statistics show that many local people simply do not have the financial means to access health and fitness programs which would greatly benefit their overall well-being. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, together we’re able to provide individuals and families with access to solutions so that they can overcome challenges. 

Financial assistance

One in seven YMCA members need financial assistance to access your Y. Twenty percent of Owen Sound and Chatsworth residents belong to a low-income household.

Community health

Interconnected issues that go along with low income include health problems, mental illness and addiction, social isolation, difficulty accessing resources and more.

Striving for change

The YMCA has multiple programs and services that directly combat these serious issues within our communities and we know our efforts can shift the course of the lives around us.

What our community has to say

Hear from members, parents, partners and friends on how the YMCA has improved their life.

Glenda Kerr, YMCA Member

“Well done YMCA for taking every step to ensure that our experience is COVID-friendly, safe, and fun. A big shout out to the Welcome staff, cleaning staff and the Aquatics team who have gone above and beyond to be responsive and caring to the member’s fitness and safety needs. Glad to have the Y in my life again.”

Glenda Kerr, YMCA of OSGB Member
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Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023

It’s Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity.

Our community relies on the YMCA, and the YMCA relies on donors like you.

Support your community today. Every act of generosity counts.  

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