Health isn't just an individual thing, or limited to physical fitness. It's about the holistic, positive development of people: on a physical level, and in emotional, cultural, mental, economic and social terms. It's about the connections between each person, family and community, over time.
That's what we mean when we say that the YMCA is dedicated to the development of people in spirit, mind and body: With you, we build healthier kids, families and communities in thousands of ways, on many levels, every day. Changing lives for the better, together: that's what the YMCA is all about.
Every year, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver serves over 60,000 people throughout the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley. Our association features four membership centres dedicated to health, fitness and recreation for everyone: the Chilliwack Family YMCA, the Downtown YMCA, the Langara Family YMCA and the Tong Louie Family YMCA. We also feature community-based programs operating in Langley and Surrey, and various locations of the YMCA Healthy Heart program, based in New Westminster.