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Global Initiatives

Giving here supports our partners in Ukraine and Bogotá to meet the needs in their communities.
The YMCA is a worldwide movement which exists in 120 countries around the world, reaching 60 million people.

While YMCA Calgary is actively involved in the World Alliance of YMCAs, we directly partner with the YMCA in Ukraine and Bogotá, Colombia to exchange expertise, resources and share ideas. We’re building bridges across oceans and cultures, which strengthens our YMCA Calgary team. Those experiences inform and enhance our ability to listen to communities and learn from diverse perspectives.

YMCA Ukraine and YMCA Calgary have been partners for 15 years, working together to share ideas with a common goal – to make our communities better for future generations. Our shared priority now is to support urgent humanitarian needs abroad as well as supporting refugees as they come to Canada. A gift of any amount will make a difference and is truly appreciated! A donation tax receipt will be emailed to you.