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Help the Y's COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN change lives

The unification of YMCA of Northern BC, YMCA-YWCA of Kamloops and YMCA of Greater Vancouver makes YMCA BC the province’s largest social charity. We are now one association with one missionto strengthen our impact in communities across British Columbia.  

The YMCA COMMUNITY Campaign is our annual fundraising campaign to address urgent needs in our communities and give everyone the opportunity to access their local Y, regardless of their financial circumstances.  

Join us and the many generous donors supporting the YMCA COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN to ensure access for all. Every donation adds up to make a big difference in someone’s life. We are stronger together. 


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Ways Your COMMUNITY CAMPAIGN Gift Changes Lives

Rahel’s Story

Like many who journey from abroad to start a new life in Canada, Rahel and her family found adjusting to life in a new country—with its different language, culture and customs—difficult. Without a support network, they felt lost, as if they didn’t belong.  

The culture shock became too much for Rahel’s husband and, unfortunately, after a few months, he returned to their home country. Rahel was left alone in Vancouver with her son Thomas, who became very distressed and depressed when his father left. 

Rahel knew her son needed an opportunity to meet friends and feel a sense of belonging. She turned to the YMCA and was grateful to discovers she could get a YMCA membership, thanks to the YMCA’s annual campaign, which included free swimming lessons for Thomas. “It really helps my son get his mind off our family’s problems,” Rahel shares. “He gets a chance to be active and socialize with other kids!” 


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