Children & Youth
At the Humber Community YMCA our ultimate goal is for children, youth and families to embrace fun and healthy habits that become a lifelong practice.
We emphasize the concepts of total health in spirit, mind and body and develop our programs to instill many core values in our participants. By building our programs around the values of caring, honesty, inclusiveness, respect and responsibility, the Humber Community YMCA provides the foundation necessary to carry on lifelong growth of individuals into community minded adults.
With the YMCA’s child care, recreation, fitness, leadership development, camp and youth clubs, we help build character and resilience, encouraging personal growth and well-rounded lives.
Health, Fitness & Recreation
What more can you say about an organization that has been promoting an active lifestyle for over 150 years? The Humber Community YMCA builds on this strong history and continues to offer health, fitness and recreation based programs to its members and the community.
Through innovative sports, exercise programs and by promoting an active lifestyle, the YMCA cares about your physical well-being but we don’t stop there. We care about your total health in spirit, mind and body and believe that each of these elements is equally important to achieving overall health.
At the Humber Community YMCA we believe health is more than just being active. It’s about having a network of support, a job, good working conditions, education and literacy and a safe place to live while remaining active throughout your life. That’s why we continue to offer programs in all these areas and involve individuals, groups and families. We target all age groups and all ability levels.
The team at the Humber Community YMCA follows nationally developed programs guided by national standards. This allows us to offer the same high quality programs with maximum effectiveness.
Some of our health, fitness and recreation programs include
- Group and Older adult fitness classes
- Individual conditioning
- Instructor training in fitness
- …and many, many more
Feel free to drop by the YMCA at the Lower Level Millbrook Mall or call 639-9676 for more information.
Linkages is an employment program sponsored by Advanced Education and Skills (AES). Participants are under the age of 29, have a minimum of Level I high school, unemployed or under-employed and non-EI eligible. Participants work 26 weeks with an employer under a signed contract.
Community Youth Network (CYN)
CYN is a non-profit, youth-driven organization funded by Human Resources Labour and Employment whose mandate is to assist those ages 10-29 who are living in or at-risk of poverty. This mandate is achieved through activities and services delivered along its four business lines: employment, learning, community building and support services.
That every child and youth deserves:
- A personal, one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
- A safe place to learn and grow
- A marketable skill to use upon graduation
- A chance to give back to peers and community
- A healthy start in life
Alternative Suspension is a Canada-wide rollout program that deals with teen clients age 12-17 who, for various reasons, find themselves temporarily excluded from the school setting. The Alternative Suspension program aims to ensure rapid intervention for students experiencing academic and behavioural difficulties that often result in their being suspended from school. The Program is guided by a local steering committee representing the Western School District, the YMCA, Community Youth Network and Extra Judicial Sanctions.