Through programs, services and experiences, YMCA Calgary serves as a community hub where people can learn new skills, participate in healthy activities and meet new people. We are the connector that enables people to create their own community to continue to belong, grow, thrive and lead.

17th Annual Indigenous Youth Hoops Tournament

YMCA Calgary's 17th Annual Indigenous Youth Hoops Tournament returns June 8, 2024!

The co-ed Youth Hoops tournament is a fan favourite for the YMCA community. Teams of 5 prepare to match off 3 on 3, with games taking place all day and people joining in to cheer the teams on and enjoy the live entertainment.

New Free Wellness Courses by CMHA x YMCA

Together, YMCA Calgary and Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary's Recovery College are dedicated to expanding accessible mental health education opportunities in our community. 

This series of four courses offered at Saddletowne YMCA is designed to empower and educate using an educational based approach. The pilot program aims to help people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness, in order to become experts in their own recovery and wellness.

Recovery College is for anyone. You are not required to have a referral, diagnosis, previous experience, or be a YMCA or CMHA Calgary client to participate.

Community Markets

Shop local & support small businesses!

YMCA's seasonal markets take place in our branches across the city and feature local vendors. Free to the public and with affordable vendor fees, these community markets build and nourish relationships, and allow our spaces to serve our communities in a new capacity. 

Spring Market Dates

  • Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton: April 27 10am-4pm

  • Melcor YMCA at Crowfoot:  May 4 9am-3pm

  • Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge: May 5 10am-4pm

  • Remington YMCA in Quarry Park: May 11 9am - 3pm

City of Calgary's Neighbour Day Primer

Learn all the ways you can host your own neighbour day event this June with the City of Calgary's Neighbour Day Primer event on May 4! 

With information on how to host a block parties, the permits needed, the grants available, this family fun event at the YMCA will provide you with all the information you need to celebrate Neighbour Day with your community.

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge & Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton
May 4, 2024 from 11am-1pm

Planet Youth

Planet Youth Calgary is a local, long-term approach to creating supportive environments where youth can thrive within their communities. This is a collaborative investment between YMCA Calgary, United Way of Calgary and Area, Trellis Society, and Miskanawah that will have a positive impact on individual mental health and overall community well-being. Our data-driven methodology, based on the Icelandic Prevention Model, helps establish safe spaces where young people feel a sense of purpose. We want youth to have access to places where they can nurture meaningful connections with peers, family, and other supportive adults. 

Calgary is the first city in Western Canada to launch the model, and the first city in Canada to imbed an Indigenous Parallel, recognizing and honouring both Indigenous and Western ways of knowing, being, and doing.