YMCA CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Help us change lives.
Since 1956, the Ottawa YMCA has served generations of families, providing access to the resources they need to be healthy, confident, connected, and secure.
But today we have an opportunity to do more. And we look to you for support.
To ensure our Y is serving today’s generation with an eye to the next, we need purposefully designed spaces to offer the types of programs and services children and adults need. Our facility is a tool that helps us deliver on our mission. With limited space, an aging infrastructure, and barriers to access, we know we must do more.
We’re reaching out to the community to support our Capital Campaign to help us positively impact future generations and the more than 10,000 people we serve each year.
You can help make this happen.
PROPOSED NEW YMCA HEALTHY LIVING CAMPUS
In addition to traditional YMCA programs, together with our health care partner, we will bring a new vision of health transformation and community impact. Working together, from clinic to community, we will provide a continuum of care to support our members in their health journey providing a menu of evidence-based programs such as Enhance Fitness®, Diabetes Prevention, Moving with Parkinson’s, and LiveStrong®.
The Y’s vision is to create a new Healthy Living Campus that will transform the health and well-being of the community. The plan includes an approximate 65,000 square foot full-service facility with modern amenities at an estimated cost of $20 million that includes:
A natatorium with both a competition pool and warm water therapy pool
Group exercise studios
Kids’ Adventure Center, Corner Play, And Child Watch areas
Family locker rooms
Multi-generational spaces for seniors and teens
Community “living room” concept for socialization and gathering places
Integrated health and wellness center for exercise and prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and long-term healthy living options
Community kitchen for healthy eating
Clinical space for our health partner O.S.F.
Welcome to the YMCA
When you join the Y, you become part of a community that transforms lives.
Yes, we have all the state-of-the-art equipment, heated indoor pools, basketball courts, unlimited group exercise and yoga classes, free childcare and no contracts that you find elsewhere. But what's unique about the Y is that those items are so much more.
They are tools for Wellness Coaches to support you in achieving your goals. They are tools for learning safety around water. They are tools for youth development. They are tools for developing leadership skills. They are tools for connection and community. As a part of the Y, you are one of more than 3000 members working with us to strengthen our community. Your path to your best self is important to us. Join us today.
At the YMCA, we are:
- WELCOMING: We are open to all. We are a place where you can be, belong and become.
- GENUINE: We value you and embrace your individuality.
- HOPEFUL: We believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world.
- NURTURING: We support you in your journey to develop your full potential.
- DETERMINED: Above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.
Learn how to swim at the Ottawa YMCA
The Y is the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning each year, and we’ve been doing it for 125 years!
Leading the fullest life possible at any age
We know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body and spirit. Well-being and fitness at the Y is much more than working out.
The Y. More than a gym.
More than just a gym, a pool, or a place for fitness; YMCA members experience a sense of belonging that can't be found anywhere else! The Y has been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for 125 years.