How do you help your community?

“How do you help your community?” 


This past Saturday, at the North of McKnight Family Fun Fair, we asked families how they help their community as an act of peace. At YMCA Calgary, we believe in the power of peace through the everyday actions of community members.  Six year old Shanah proudly helps her community of Falconridge by picking up litter on the ground when she goes to the park. Her mother supports the community by providing child care for her neighbours.

Many people choose to advance peace through their selfless acts of kindness, courage and understanding. Whether they work locally or abroad, alone or in groups, they make a meaningful contribution to a better community and a more compassionate world.

Help us celebrate and honour outstanding Calgarians. YMCA Peace Medal nomination is a great way to honour someone for their dedication to peace. Your nomination also helps create awareness about community needs and inspires others to get involved. Recipients will be honoured at the 2014 Peace Medals event on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, during YMCA Peace Week.

Get started today! The nomination categories are:

  • Community Peace Initiatives by an Individual
  • Community Peace Initiatives by a Group
  • Community Peace Initiatives by a Youth
  • International Peace Initiatives by an Individual
  • International Peace Initiatives by a Group
  • International Peace Initiatives by a Youth
  • Humanitarian Peace Initiative
  • YMCA Calgary Staff Peace Initiative

Submit your nomination for 2014 Peace Medals Recipients by October 15, 2014!

 “Peace has many dimensions. It is not only a state of relationship among nations. We cannot expect to live in a world of peace if we are unable to live in peace with those close to us – even those who differ from us. The responsibility for peace begins with each person, in relationship with family and friends, and extends to community life and national activities.”

~ YMCA Statement on Peace