YMCA Calgary’s

10-Year Strategic Direction

Vision

Our communities are happy and healthy because children, youth, and adults belong, grow, thrive, and lead.

Mission

We connect people through diverse and shared experiences. As a trusted charity, YMCA Calgary helps create spaces and communities that are welcoming and inspiring.

Values

YMCA Calgary is committed to practicing and demonstrating the core values of respect, honesty, responsibility and caring in all aspects of the organization.

Promise

We believe in people. We see their potential. Wesee strengths in our differences and inspiration in our diversity.

We are the neighbour you can count on, a place for everyone; A space to play, to challenge yourself, to build resilience and to grow.

The journey may start with a splash, a bounce, or a crunch under your boots; and if we do our part, it will lead to a healthier, more vibrant community.  

Your YMCA exists so that everyone has an opportunity to belong.

Promise

We believe in people. We see their potential. We see strengths in our differences and inspiration in our diversity.
We are the neighbour you can count on, a place for everyone; A space to play, to challenge yourself, to build resilience and to grow.
The journey may start with a splash, a bounce, or a crunch under your boots; and if we do our part, it will lead to a healthier, more vibrant community.
Your YMCA exists so that everyone has an opportunity to belong.

Our Choice of Strategy - Roadmap to 2030

Our choice of strategy is built upon meeting the needs of the community. We know that the YMCA is unique in that it serves people at every age, and through every stage, of life. With four foundational questions guiding our work, we set out to discover how we can:

1. increase our reach,
2. enrich our impact,
3. improve access, and
4. ensure sustainability to support the changing needs of Calgarians.

Our strategic choices will enable us to design evidence-based approaches that enhance our current offerings for people of all ages. Of particular note, we will invest additional resources in the needs of youth, newcomers, and the aging population.


Our strategic choices will address the following community needs that emerged in our research and which we believe we need to respond to:

‍• supporting people’s mental health in service to them being happy and healthy
• ensuring people build social connections, and decrease feelings of isolation,
• increase levels of physical activity at all ages, and
• provide numerous ways people can increase their health outcomes.

To respond to the needs of the community, YMCA Calgary is committed to five Strategic priorities from 2021-2030:

1. A Trusted Charity
2. Exceptional Experiences
3. We Can’t Do It Alone
4. A Place for Everyone
5. Here for the Long Term

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