Hear more about how YMCA Calgary experiences are building skills, confidence, and new possibilities for the youth who are participating.


Abiola calls her experience with the YMCA Youth Achievement Program (YMAP) ‘exhilarating.’ She’s been able to talk about the immigrant experience, and volunteer with the homeless and animals.


Nick volunteers at Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, coaching basketball and helping with children’s classes. YMCA Calgary leadership training and mentorship have given him confidence.


Gabriel, who is sight-impaired, credits his math marks to the YMCA Calgary’s tutoring program. He learned to swim at YMCA Calgary, which led to goalball, a triathlon, and learning to skate.


Kira, a Calgary Flames Grade 6 program graduate, has attended the alumni classes for the past two years. Before, she didn’t think she was athletic. Now she plays badminton, basketball, and rock climbs...


YMCA swimming lessons at eight years old led to Max attending Camp Chief Hector. Now he’s one of our fearless Calgary Flames Grade 6 program participants and a regular at drop-in sports.