Ethical Holiday Shopping

The YMCA believes peace is more than the absence of war. It requires the presence of something – the recognition of basic human rights and the provision of basic human needs. Since 1984, YMCAs across Canada have spent the third week in November organizing special activities to engage children, youth and adults in exploring peace from local and global perspectives.

We have joined forces with Ten Thousand Villages to build a culture of Peace, globally and locally. Join us on November 10 in celebration of YMCA Peace Week and Fair Trade initiatives. If you bring in a YMCA voucher at any point on the day, 15% of your purchase goes to support our International partnerships.


220 Crowchild Trail, NW
Calgary, AB T2N2R2

8318 Fairmount Drive S.E.
Calgary, AB T2H0Y8

Partnerships promote sharing of knowledge and resources with international YMCAs and provide opportunities to support local community development work abroad.

YMCA Ukraine helps children and youth participate in healthy and safe activities, make new friends and learn positive values through sports, arts and the outdoors.

YMCA Bogotá works to improve social conditions and build healthy communities through values-based programming with children, youth and families.

YMCA Mexico established Homes for Migrant Youth (Casas) to respond to needs of youth who are sent back to Mexico after attempting to illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

You can also enjoy the beautiful music of Vi An Diep & Matt Hanson at the Crowchild location from 10am – 1pm and the Heritage location from 1:30pm – 5pm