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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Building a Brighter Tomorrow 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 Bruce. To do this we offer opportunities for personal development in many program areas: Health, Fitness, Aquatics and Recreation, Child Care, Community and Justice Programs, Settlement Services, 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 and 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 & action, being trustworthy and trusting others.
  • Respect: acknowledging the inherent worth in oneself and others, treating others fairly and justly
  • Responsibility: being accountable for one’s behaviours, obligations and actions
  • Belonging: embracing differences and valuing the diversity and experience of all people.

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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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.

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