Our Mission

Our raison d'être—reason to be

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundation of community.

Our Impact

How we will achieve our mission

The YMCA is committed to strengthening the foundations of community by: helping children and families thrive; promoting healthy living; and fostering belonging and connection.

Our Vision

The future we will create

We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential.

Our Values

Our guide to decision-making and behaviour

Do the right thing
We are caring, respectful, honest and responsible in all we do.

Put people first
We believe in each other—our strengths, perspectives and passion.

Keep our promises
We do what we say we will do.

Lead by example
We are courageous, speak with conviction, listen attentively and collaborate.