Youth Development
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!

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Healthy Living
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.

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Social Responsibility
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.  

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News & Events

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Jun
Meals Provided to Summer Day Camp Children As a leader in child care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ottawa YMCA is prepared to partner with our local school district to address the challenge families face during the summer to provide...

01

Jun
No matter who you are, you are seen, appreciated and celebrated at the Y. This June, we celebrate our LGBTQ+ community. Driven by a shared commitment to ensuring all people are treated with dignity and respect, the Y makes every...

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May
The Ottawa YMCA strengthens the foundations of community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. It has served our community since 1952. The Y was founded to improve health and quality of life by providing programs for children and...

27

May
The Ottawa YMCA is announced a donation of $500,000 in sponsorship of its new facility scheduled to open in 2023. Gathered at the donation were (from left) former Ottawa Mayor Bob Eschbach, donors Karen Keist, her husband Larry, YMCA Board...