The YMCA Europe General Assembly

The YMCA Europe General Assembly in Manchester, England is happening right now! Our very own Shannon Doram, VP of Health and Wellness and Helene Weir, President and CEO of YMCA Calgary are in attendance representing YMCA Canada. Shown in the photo, they are with Viktor, the General Secretary of YMCA Ukraine one of YMCA Calgary’s international partners.

The General Assembly theme is “Healthy Living” and Shannon just presented a session on YMCA Calgary’s approach to promoting healthy lifestyle programs. There are 48 member countries that comprise YMCA Europe. It is a great opportunity to connect with our YMCA colleagues, both volunteers and staff from Europe. There are YMCA national organizations here the are very newly formed to YMCA England where the YMCA originated 168 years ago in London.

YMCA Calgary is part of a global movement of YMCAs in more than 125 countries. Through our International department, we gain a global perspective and participation withing the world community.