About Us

The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is a charity dedicated to building a caring, healthy community by creating opportunities for all people to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body. 

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Healthier & Stronger Together

Serving our community since 1877, the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce enriches the lives of people of all ages and is open to all members of our community.

At the YMCA we work together to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities throughout Grey and Bruce counties. To do this we offer opportunities for personal development in many program areas: Aquatics, Health, Fitness and Recreation, Child Care, Community and Justice Programs, Housing Support and Employment Services.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of children, youth and seniors, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility, your YMCA ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is a charity dedicated to building a caring, healthy community by creating opportunities for all people to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body.

Our YMCA is a community leader for improving the health and vitality of Owen Sound, Grey and Bruce counties.

Our core values guide our every day decisions and actions. We encourage everyone involved with the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce to accept and demonstrate these values:

  • Caring: accepting others, being compassionate, generous, sensitive and thoughtful towards the needs of others
  • Honesty: shown through integrity, fairness and sincerity in words and deeds, being trustworthy and trustful
  • Respect: acknowledging the inherent worth in oneself and others, treating others fairly and justly
  • Responsibility: being accountable for one’s behaviour, obligations and actions

Part of Something Bigger

The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is proud to be part of the huge network of YMCAs and YWCAs that operate throughout the world.

The YMCA is one of Canada’s longest standing and largest charities, with a presence in Canada since 1851 and now serving more than 2.25 million people annually across 1,700 program locations. All Associations are members of YMCA Canada, which works to strengthen associations and advocates on their behalf, regionally, nationally and internationally. Visit YMCA Canada’s website to learn more about how associations work together on a national level, view a rich history of archival photo galleries, and explore the YMCA’s impact internationally.

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