Bettie Allard YMCA (Opening Fall 2022)
The new Bettie Allard YMCA will positively transform people’s lives. Scheduled to open fall 2022, this new facility will provide Tri-Cities and Burquitlam residents with access to health, fitness and aquatics programs, family development programs, youth leadership experiences, and immigrant, employment and mental wellness services.
Our YMCA centres of community offer a number of aquatics programs for people of all ages to enjoy. These programs include aquatics fitness programs, swim lessons, parent and tot drop-in and lane swims.
Early Years Child Care
The YMCA Early Years Child Care program consists of over 25 centres located across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast. Featuring our Playing to Learn curriculum, our child care centres offer infant, toddler, 3-5 and preschool programs.
Before and After School Care
Our YMCA Kids Club Before and After School Care program consists of over 40 locations across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. This program provides school age children with a safe and engaging environment to spend their time before and after school.
With day camp program locations across the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast, the YMCA provides kids ages 6 to 12 with healthy, positive camp experiences during the spring and summer breaks from school.
Overnight Camp and Outdoor Education
All overnight summer camp programs take place at YMCA Camp Elphinstone, which is located on B.C.'s picturesque Sunshine Coast. Each summer, thousands of campers connect with others and develop new skills through a wide range of overnight programs.
Food Services and Hospitality
Whether at YMCA Camp Elphinstone or in our Early Years Child Care programs, the YMCA provides valuable food and hospitality services to ensure participants have positive, healthy, and enjoyable experiences.
Whether it's young children or older adults, our health management programs support community members to increase their fitness levels and enhance their well-being.
Health and Fitness
Through our wide range of health and fitness programs all members of our YMCA community have the opportunity to stay active and live happier, healthy lives.
Ensuring our members and program participants have the information and support they need to participate in our valuable programs is a top priority for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
Employment and Immigrant Services
Our Employment and Immigrant Services teams help make newcomers feel welcome and support individuals through all aspects of their career journey.
Child and Family Development
The YMCA is committed to helping children and families thrive. Our Child and Family Development programs give families opportunities to spend valuable time together, connect with other families and access valuable information and resources.
Youth Engagement is a top priority for the YMCA. We operate a number of youth programs, including mental wellness, mentorship and outdoor education.
The YMCA offers Y Mind–a free 7-week program for those experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety and stress. Participants learn Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness skills which are evidence-based strategies to help manage anxiety. We offer three Y Mind versions for different age groups from teens ages 13+, to youth ages 18+, to adults 31+.
Located in New Westminster, our YMCA of Greater Vancouver head office is home to a number of departments. These include Finance, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources and Recruitment, Payroll, and Health and Safety.
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver operates its health, fitness and aquatics programs at the following four centres of community: Robert Lee YMCA (Vancouver); Langara Family YMCA (Vancouver); Tong Louie Family YMCA (Surrey); Chilliwack YMCA.