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Aquatics

Swim Lessons

Preschool Lessons

Bobbers

Bobbers is for children 3-5 years old who are new to swimming. In Bobbers, we'll introduce your child to fun activities in the water to activate the movements that will eventually lead to...

Dippers

Dippers is the final level for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Surfers or show an equivalent skill level. In Dippers, we'll introduce the front and back crawl as well as...

Divers

Divers is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Gliders or show an equivalent level of skill. In Divers, children will combine all the skills they have learned so far to swim on their...

Floaters

Floaters is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Bobbers or an equivalent level of lessons. In Floaters, we introduce floating and gliding unassisted and continue to practice other...

Gliders

Gliders is for children who are 3-5 years old and have completed Floaters or show an equivalent level of competence. In Gliders, children will combine kicking with gliding to learn how to propel...

Surfers

Surfers is for children 3-5 years old who have completed Divers or show an equivalent level of competence. In Surfers, we'll continue to help your child develop front and back swimming skills and...

School Age Lessons

Dolphin

Dolphin is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Seal or who demonstrate an equivalent skill set. Your child will be introduced to swimming on their front, back and underwater. The third of...

Otter

An introductory level for beginner swimmers ages 6-12 years old, Otter will teach your child the basics of pool safety, going underwater and gliding on their front and back. The first of four levels...

Seal

Seal is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Otter or who have equivalent skills. In this level, your child will further develop the skills of gliding, kicking and submerging. The second of...

Star 1

Star 1 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed the Swimmer level in our Learn to Swim program. In this class, kids will learn elementary backstroke and the egg-beater motion for treading...

Star 2

Star 2 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 1 or who show an equivalent skill level. At this level we introduce breaststroke and continue to help kids refine their stroke technique...

Star 3

The third level of our YMCA Star Program, Star 3 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 2 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level your child will focus on the...

Star 4

Star 4 is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Star 3 or who show an equivalent skill level. In this level we will help your child focus on the sidestroke, and we will continue to introduce...

Swimmer

Swimmer is for children 6-12 years old who have completed Dolphin or have equivalent skills. In this class, kids will learn front and back crawl, and how to tread water. The last level in our...

Star Leadership Lessons

Star 5

Star 5 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 4 or who show an equivalent skill level. This is the first of 3 levels of our star leadership program. We will introduce the butterfly stroke along...

Star 6

Star 6 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 5 or show an equivalent skill level. Swimmers will continue to develop lifesaving and first aid skills at the Ranger and Star level of the Canadian...

Star 7

Star 7 is for ages 6 and up who have completed Star 6 or show an equivalent skill level and have a strong interest in pursuing more advanced aquatics certifications. The YMCA Star Leadership program...

Aquatic Certifications

CPR/First Aid

CPR A

This course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults. Includes training in the use of an...

CPR C

This course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. Course includes...

CPR C Recertification

Review and practice your CPR skills. Instructors will provide you with updated information and training in responding to cardiovascular emergencies and choking. Course includes training in the use of...

Emergency First Aid (includes CPR C)

Basic first aid course offering an overview of first aid and CPR skills for the workplace or home. You will learn recognize and respond to airway, breathing and circulation emergencies. Manual and...

Emergency First Aid Recertification

Review and practice your First Aid and CPR skills in this course. Our instructors will provide you with updated information and training to ensure your knowledge is current. Proof of current...

Standard First Aid (includes CPR C)

This comprehensive first aid course provides CPR skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. You will learn emergency...

Standard First Aid Recertification

Review and practice your First Aid and CPR-C skills in this course. Instructors will provide you with updated information and training, as well as a certificate upon completion of the course. Proof...

Lifeguarding & Instructing

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training...

Bronze Medallion

Learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and...

Bronze Medallion | Langara Family YMCA

Bronze Star

Bronze Star helps prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. Candidates learn basic lifesaving...

Aquatic Specialty

Barracudas Swim Club

Barracudas (Junior)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Barracudas (Development)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Barracudas (Intermediate)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Barracudas (Senior)

Barracudas is a non-competitive swim club coached by certified coaches. Swimmers practice three times per week, including dry land warm-up and an hour of stroke development and drills. The Barracudas...

Camps

Summer Camps

Overnight Camps

Family Camp

Thank you for your interest in YMCA Camps! As a result of the pandemic, the YMCA has moved information about our programs that are operatingduring this time, over to a different website. We invite...

Camp Kakhamela

Thank you for your interest in YMCA Camps! As a result of the pandemic, the YMCA has moved information about our programs that are operatingduring this time, over to a different website. We invite...

Camp Kakhamela

Having diabetes shouldn’t get in the way of going to camp! In partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, this unique program offers children with diabetes all aspects of a camp...

Day Camps

Summer Day Camp

Thank you for your interest in YMCA Camps! As a result of the pandemic, the YMCA has moved information about our programs that are operatingduring this time, over to a different website. We invite...

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Thank you for your interest in YMCA Camps! As a result of the pandemic, the YMCA has moved information about our programs that are operatingduring this time, over to a different website. We invite...

Family Camps

Family Camp

Thank you for your interest in YMCA Camps! As a result of the pandemic, the YMCA has moved information about our programs that are operatingduring this time, over to a different website. We invite...

Child & Family Development

Generation Health

Learn to Make Changes for a Healthier Family. Generation Health is aFREE 10-week healthy lifestyle programfor children aged 8-12 years and their families. The program covers topics related to healthy...

Family Fitness

Fitness

Youth Open Gym

Open gym time for youth. Staff supervision provided.

The YMCA's Live 5210 Playbox

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver, in collaboration with the City of Surrey, the Fraser Health Authority and Scope BC is proud to provide a Live 5210 Playbox across from the Tong Louie Family YMCA in...

Play & Learning

Baby and me: Songs and Stories

Enjoy some quality time with your preschooler! Join us for 30 minutes of enjoyable songs and stories for the little ones. In the following hour parents have the opportunity to connect with other...

Baby and me: Sensory Art

Introduce your baby to art! Join us for 30 minutes of simple art experiences. In the following hour parents have the opportunity to connect with other caregivers while watching their kids play. This...

The YMCA's Live 5210 Playbox

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver, in collaboration with the City of Surrey, the Fraser Health Authority and Scope BC is proud to provide a Live 5210 Playbox across from the Tong Louie Family YMCA in...

Y Move

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver and Sport for Life have developed a new physical literacy program calledY Movefor kids aged 3 to 5 and 6 to 9. This is a registered program. If you would like to...

Active & Creative play

Circle of Friends

YMCA CCRR Family Resource Program Parents and caregivers with children 0-5 years can play and experience fun activities in a warm and welcoming environment. Children will have the opportunity to...

Kids Night Out

Kids only! Drop your children off at the Y for a fun-filled evening of activities! Highlights include group games, a movie, nutritious snacks, and an evening off for parents.

Little Explorers

A fun program for your little one! This program is designed for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 year olds who are ready to learn. Play, laugh, and learn in a preschool environment. This drop-in program is free for...

Outdoor Adventures

Play, laugh, and learn in a preschool environment on our 5th floor patio

This drop-in program is free for YMCA Members.

Home Learners PE

Home Learners will keep active with a variety of different sports, non‐competitive & cooperative games and activities. Advanced registration required. For more information or to register, please...

Multi-Sports

Kids can jump, shoot and score while playing a variety of sports related games. They can make friends, have fun and learn the values of fair play through basic sports. This drop in program is...

Parent Support

Child Care Information and Referrals

It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps parents and child care providers alike get the support needed to help raise healthy, happy...

Parent Coaching

Let’s face it, being a parent can be tough and we don’t always have all the answers. This unique program allows parents to sign up for a complimentary 30-minute one-on-one parent coaching...

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide...

Parenting Series: The First Months, The First Year

Starting March 22nd! The first months and years of parenting can be an exciting and wondrous time, but it can also be a time when parents feel overwhelmed, exhausted and isolated while juggling many...

Social Activities

Kids Night Out

Kids only! Drop your children off at the Y for a fun-filled evening of activities! Highlights include group games, a movie, nutritious snacks, and an evening off for parents.

Toy & Resource Lending Library

Early Learning Resource Library

Regularly featuring new resources in child care programs enriches children's experiences and also helps stretch your program's resource budget.Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)...

The YMCA's Live 5210 Playbox

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver, in collaboration with the City of Surrey, the Fraser Health Authority and Scope BC is proud to provide a Live 5210 Playbox across from the Tong Louie Family YMCA in...

Food & Nutrition

Cooking for Kids

You’re never too young to start exploring a kitchen! In this fun and interactive program. You will learn basic kitchen safety and prepare delicious, kid-friendly dishes, while exploring new...

Child Care

Parent & Caregiver Resources

Child Care Provider Resources

Child Care Provider Support

It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps child care providers and parents alike get the support needed to help raise healthy, happy...

Early Learning Resource Library

Regularly featuring new resources in child care programs enriches children's experiences and also helps stretch your program's resource budget.Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)...

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide...

Parent Resources

Child Care Information and Referrals

It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps parents and child care providers alike get the support needed to help raise healthy, happy...

Parenting Series: The First Months, The First Year

Starting March 22nd! The first months and years of parenting can be an exciting and wondrous time, but it can also be a time when parents feel overwhelmed, exhausted and isolated while juggling many...

Early Childhood Education Practicums

Early Childhood Education Practicum

What a YMCA Early Childhood Education Practicum can do for you! Looking to take a big step towards your rewarding career as an Early Childhood Educator? There’s no better opportunity to gain...

Education & Training

Learning & Academics

School Age

Alternative Suspension

A suspension from school doesn’t have to be a negative experience. The Alternative Suspension program is designed to provide immediate intervention for students who are experiencing academic...

Training Programs

Digital Literacy Exchange Program

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is offeringFREE,1.5 hr workshops to get you comfortable with the digital world. The goal of this program is to increase digital literacy and participants' comfort...

YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

The YMCA Early Years Assistant Program prepares young adults for jobs in Early Childhood Education. The YMCA is Canada’s largest child care provider and, here in Metro Vancouver, we have been...

Preschool

Little Explorers

A fun program for your little one! This program is designed for 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 year olds who are ready to learn. Play, laugh, and learn in a preschool environment. This drop-in program is free for...

Parenting Series: The First Months, The First Year

Starting March 22nd! The first months and years of parenting can be an exciting and wondrous time, but it can also be a time when parents feel overwhelmed, exhausted and isolated while juggling many...

Outdoor Adventures

Play, laugh, and learn in a preschool environment on our 5th floor patio

This drop-in program is free for YMCA Members.

English Language Support

English Conversation Club

There's lot to learn in the English language! Our English Conversation Clubs are a great way to build English language skills, meet new friends and learn more about life in Canada. Trained...

English Conversation Club | Robert Lee YMCA

Credits & Certifications

Lifeguarding & Instructing

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training...

Bronze Medallion

Learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and...

Bronze Medallion | Langara Family YMCA

Bronze Star

Bronze Star helps prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. Candidates learn basic lifesaving...

CPR/First Aid

CPR A

This course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults. Includes training in the use of an...

CPR C

This course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children and babies. Course includes...

CPR C Recertification

Review and practice your CPR skills. Instructors will provide you with updated information and training in responding to cardiovascular emergencies and choking. Course includes training in the use of...

Emergency First Aid (includes CPR C)

Basic first aid course offering an overview of first aid and CPR skills for the workplace or home. You will learn recognize and respond to airway, breathing and circulation emergencies. Manual and...

Emergency First Aid Recertification

Review and practice your First Aid and CPR skills in this course. Our instructors will provide you with updated information and training to ensure your knowledge is current. Proof of current...

Standard First Aid (includes CPR C)

This comprehensive first aid course provides CPR skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. You will learn emergency...

Standard First Aid Recertification

Review and practice your First Aid and CPR-C skills in this course. Instructors will provide you with updated information and training, as well as a certificate upon completion of the course. Proof...

Child Care Training

Child Care Provider Support

It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps child care providers and parents alike get the support needed to help raise healthy, happy...

Training and Networking

Interested in learning more about guiding children's behaviour? Want to learn some new circle time ideas? Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program offers child care providers a wide...

Healthy Eating After School

Time spent learning healthy behaviours and being physically active is more important now than ever before. Too many people are inactive or overweight and at risk of chronic disease. In effort to help...

Citizenship Courses

Citizenship Preparation & Participation

Thinking about becoming a citizen? In this program, we offer support in learning the Discover Canada Study Guide and help you prepare to take the Canadian Citizenship Test. Participants explore the...

Citizenship Preparation & Participation | Robert Lee YMCA

Employment Services

Job Seekers

Youth & Young Adult Employment

Summer Work Student Exchange

Discover how one summer can change your life! Being part of the Summer Work Student Exchange program means you’ll discover a new part of Canada, improve your French language skills and gain...

YMCA Early Childhood Education Assistant Training

The YMCA Early Years Assistant Program prepares young adults for jobs in Early Childhood Education. The YMCA is Canada’s largest child care provider and, here in Metro Vancouver, we have been...

Global Initiatives

Global Partners

Partnership with the YMCA of Ethiopia

We believe that our impact in the community extends beyond our borders—we’re a part of the global community of YMCAs in over 120 countries worldwide. Since 2004, the YMCA of Greater...

Exchanges

Youth Exchanges Canada

Do you work or volunteer with a group of young people who like to travel, learn, and explore? The Youth Exchanges Canada program may be right for your group! Groups of teens ages 12 to 17 are matched...

Summer Work Student Exchange

Discover how one summer can change your life! Being part of the Summer Work Student Exchange program means you’ll discover a new part of Canada, improve your French language skills and gain...

Health & Fitness

Membership Promotion Sign Up

Sign up to learn more information about this month's promotion. 

 

Group Fitness

Y Thrive

A better you is waiting. Now available at the Robert Lee YMCA! Getting and staying fit isn’t easy. But the biggest barrier isn’t necessarily the exercise, it’s getting there and...

Yoga & Pilates

Harmony Yoga

These classes have many benefits for your children including: reducing anxiety, improving concentration, developing active lifestyle and creating positive emotions. Not only will they learn movements...

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga is all about balance. Half spin and half stretch, this class will allow you to make the most of your time by implementing the benefits of cardiovascular training, in addition to...

Dance Fitness

Capoeira

Introduce yourself to this aesthetically spectacular Afro-Brazilian martial art-style dance. First practiced by slaves, this liberation fight-dance has evolved into a fascinating mix of movements....

Chinese Dance Fusion

This beginners-level modern dance fusion class combines classical chinese dance techniques with modern dance, cha cha, rumba, waltz, tango, flamenco, jazz, ballet and hip hop. Our instructors make...

Express

Cycle Express

Short & sweet! Join us for this express class that strengthens your muscles while efficiently burning calories and slimming your waistline. This 30-minute condensed class is a great way to sneak...

Teen Synrgy Express

This condensed 30-minute multi-fitness class is for all levels of exercisers. You will train smarter and better using battle ropes, TRX® suspension trainers, medicine balls, cables and...

Parent & Baby

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga is all about balance. Half spin and half stretch, this class will allow you to make the most of your time by implementing the benefits of cardiovascular training, in addition to...

Specialty Classes

Canadian Fitness Connection

What could be better than being active and meeting new people? The Canadian Fitness Connection program mixes fitness and recreational activities with workshops about living and working in Canada. In...

Canadian Fitness Connection | Langara Family YMCA

Canadian Fitness Connection | Chilliwack YMCA

Canadian Fitness Connection | Robert Lee YMCA

Happy Hearts Plus

Happy Hearts Plus is designed for new referrals from who require close monitor by a cardiac care nurse. Enhancing your health while living with a heart condition or cardiovascular disease is much...

Strength & Cardio

Synrgy

A great multi-fitness class for all levels of exercisers. You will train smarter and better using battle ropes, TRX® suspension trainers, medicine balls, cables and kettle bells. Each exercise...

TRX®

Functional Suspension Bodyweight Training in the Synrgy Room. 10 participants/class.

Teen Bootcamp

Challenge yourself in a high-intensity circuit workout which uses your own body weight and a variety of fitness equipment. YMCA Bootcamp is a powerhouse for strength, endurance, agility and stress...

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga

Mom+1 Spin and Yoga is all about balance. Half spin and half stretch, this class will allow you to make the most of your time by implementing the benefits of cardiovascular training, in addition to...

Sports & Recreation

Sports Leagues

YMCA Basketball

Come shoot hoops with us! The YMCA Basketball league teaches kids the game of basketball with an emphasis on fun and teamwork for boys and girls from Kindergarten tograde7. Classes run from 6:00 pm...

Community Sports & Leagues

Action Kids

The afterschool hours can be a challenge for families. Parents working longer hours often means kids are sitting around at home by themselves. Action Kids, an active after school program, gives kids...

Child & Family Drop-In Activities

Kids Night Out

Kids only! Drop your children off at the Y for a fun-filled evening of activities! Highlights include group games, a movie, nutritious snacks, and an evening off for parents.

Floorball

Similar in name to floor hockey, but it differs in every other way ‐ from equipment to rules. Floorball is a quick and active sport and provides a great workout in a fun environment. This drop-in...

Multi-Sports

Kids can jump, shoot and score while playing a variety of sports related games. They can make friends, have fun and learn the values of fair play through basic sports. This drop in program is...

Adult Drop-In Activities

Badminton

Come in and perfect your backhand! Drop-in badminton is a great way to be active, improve your reflexes and meet new people. You can playagainst other members or bring a friend. Nets will be set up,...

Racquetball

Racquetball is a great way to enhance your fitness, increase agility and coordination, and keep your mental focus sharp. And it's a fun and healthy way to connect with friends or family. Why not...

Pickle Ball

Join in the fun! Pickle ball is similar to tennis but players use paddles instead of racquets. It’s a fun and social game to meet other members! We have the equipment and can show you the rules...

Kickball

This game is similar tobaseball - one team tries to score by having its players return a ball from home base to the field and then circle the bases; while the other team tries to stop them by tagging...

Children's Fitness

Badminton

6‐12 yrs ‐ Learn, develop and practice your skills in the game of badminton. A fun introduction to the game!
All equipment is provided

Kids Night Out

Kids only! Drop your children off at the Y for a fun-filled evening of activities! Highlights include group games, a movie, nutritious snacks, and an evening off for parents.

Y Move

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver and Sport for Life have developed a new physical literacy program calledY Movefor kids aged 3 to 5 and 6 to 9. This is a registered program. If you would like to...

Home Learners PE

Home Learners will keep active with a variety of different sports, non‐competitive & cooperative games and activities. Advanced registration required. For more information or to register, please...

Multi-Sports

Kids can jump, shoot and score while playing a variety of sports related games. They can make friends, have fun and learn the values of fair play through basic sports. This drop in program is...

Martial Arts

Capoeira

Introduce yourself to this aesthetically spectacular Afro-Brazilian martial art-style dance. First practiced by slaves, this liberation fight-dance has evolved into a fascinating mix of movements....

Karate

There is so much more to Karate than wax-on, wax-off! Karate improves strength, coordination and agility for both children and adults. Shotokan Karate uses self defence to foster the spiritual...

Tae Kwon Do

Learn the basic techniques of Tae Kwon Do in a safe and fun atmosphere. Students will learn Olympic Tae Kwon Do and receive a world-recognized certificate upon reaching their black belt level. The...

Food & Nutrition

Cooking for Kids

You’re never too young to start exploring a kitchen! In this fun and interactive program. You will learn basic kitchen safety and prepare delicious, kid-friendly dishes, while exploring new...

Health Management

Generation Health

Learn to Make Changes for a Healthier Family. Generation Health is aFREE 10-week healthy lifestyle programfor children aged 8-12 years and their families. The program covers topics related to healthy...

Mental Wellness

Mind Fit

Did you know that physical activity can improve mental health? Studies have shown that regular physical activity can be as effective as medication or cognitive therapy for improving mental health and...

Y Mind

We're here to help young people thrive! Even though anxiety is the most common illness affecting youth in British Columbia,*40% of youth do not access much-needed mental health services because...

Find a program near you!

The YMCA Mental Wellness programs support teens and young adults (13-30yrs) experiencing stress, worry, low mood, and mild-moderate anxiety and/or depression. The goal is to connect young people...

Teen Mindfulness Group

Do you worry a lot about school? Do you worry about making friends or stress about what others think of you? You’re not alone—everyone experiences worries, anxiety and stress. The Teen...

Youth Mindfulness Group

Everyone experiences worries and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about! The Youth Mindfulness Group offers a free 7-week...

Chronic Disease Management

Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™)

Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™) is a new, evidence based, exercise program designed for adults with stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other mobility concerns. In...

Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™) | Robert Lee YMCA

Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™) | Tong Louie Family YMCA

Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™) | Langara Family YMCA

Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME™) | Chilliwack YMCA

Choose to Move

At the Y, helping adults experience optimal health as they age is a top priority. Are you over the age of 65 and physically inactive? Do you want to learn how to build physical activity into your...

Healthy Heart

Enhancing your health while living with a heart condition or cardiovascular disease is much easier with a little help. Healthy Heart is a community-based cardiac prevention, rehabilitation and...

Move With Parkinson's

Move with Parkinson’s is a group-based exercise program designed to support individuals living with Parkinson’s disease to regain confidence and manage day to day activities. Delivered in...

Make Your Move

Did you know that more than 20% of Canadian adults live with one of the top four chronic diseases:cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases and four out of five Canadians...

Youth Mindfulness

Youth Mindfulness Group

Everyone experiences worries and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about! The Youth Mindfulness Group offers a free 7-week...

Immigrant Services

Newcomer Training

Citizenship Preparation & Participation

Thinking about becoming a citizen? In this program, we offer support in learning the Discover Canada Study Guide and help you prepare to take the Canadian Citizenship Test. Participants explore the...

Citizenship Preparation & Participation | Robert Lee YMCA

English Language Support

English Conversation Club

There's lot to learn in the English language! Our English Conversation Clubs are a great way to build English language skills, meet new friends and learn more about life in Canada. Trained...

English Conversation Club | Robert Lee YMCA

Social & Educational Events

Social and Educational Events

Here's a way to meet people, practise your English and learn about your community. These fun, free events happen monthly and are specially planned for immigrant individuals and families...

Newcomer Fitness

Canadian Fitness Connection

What could be better than being active and meeting new people? The Canadian Fitness Connection program mixes fitness and recreational activities with workshops about living and working in Canada. In...

Canadian Fitness Connection | Langara Family YMCA

Canadian Fitness Connection | Chilliwack YMCA

Canadian Fitness Connection | Robert Lee YMCA

Youth Engagement

Leadership

School Year Programs

Youth Leadership Development

You’ve got influence – why not use it for some good? Youth Leadership Development (YLD) helps you get to know yourself better, become a skilled leader and interact with a variety of...

Youth Leadership Development | Tong Louie Family YMCA

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Cloverdale Recreation Centre

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Guildford Recreation Centre

Youth Leadership Development | Langara Family YMCA

Youth Leadership Development | The Y at Gibsons & Area Community Centre

Youth Leadership Development Conference

It’s the weekend you look forward to all year—the Youth Leadership Development Conference. Get away to YMCA Camp Elphinstone with other Youth Leadership Development (YLD) teens to get to...

Plusone Mentoring

Plusone Mentoring is a community-based program for youth ages 10 to 17 who are experiencing challenges in their social and academic development. Participants are referred to the program by community...

Aquatic Leadership

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for all advanced training...

Bronze Medallion

Learn advanced lifesaving techniques for challenging rescues of increased risk, involving conscious and unconscious victims in varying water depths. Participants develop stroke efficiency and...

Bronze Medallion | Langara Family YMCA

Bronze Star

Bronze Star helps prepare candidates for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem-solving and decision-making skills as individuals and in partners. Candidates learn basic lifesaving...

Services & Social Activities

Alternative Suspension

A suspension from school doesn’t have to be a negative experience. The Alternative Suspension program is designed to provide immediate intervention for students who are experiencing academic...

Teen/Youth Night

Looking for somewhere to go with your friends on a Friday night? Come to the YMCA, where young people can enjoy an evening of table tennis, video games and open gym. Every Friday night we have a...

Teen/Youth Night | Tong Louie Family YMCA

Youth Drop In

Youth need spaces to connect with one another without being told what to do. A safe, comfortable space where they can hang out, make friends, be themselves—discover and reach their potential....

Plusone Mentoring

Plusone Mentoring is a community-based program for youth ages 10 to 17 who are experiencing challenges in their social and academic development. Participants are referred to the program by community...

Mind Fit

Did you know that physical activity can improve mental health? Studies have shown that regular physical activity can be as effective as medication or cognitive therapy for improving mental health and...

Y NEXUS

After recognizing a need for more inclusion-based programming within our community,the YMCA of Greater Vancouver isbringing together Indigenous, settler and newcomers between 18 and30 years old...

Graphic Lab

*Due to COVID-19 the SCRD Gibsons Community Centre is closed until further notice* The Graphic Lab is a free art and design studio for people age 12-18. We are open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm....

Teen Mindfulness Group

Do you worry a lot about school? Do you worry about making friends or stress about what others think of you? You’re not alone—everyone experiences worries, anxiety and stress. The Teen...

Travel & Cultural Exchanges

Youth Exchanges Canada

Do you work or volunteer with a group of young people who like to travel, learn, and explore? The Youth Exchanges Canada program may be right for your group! Groups of teens ages 12 to 17 are matched...

Summer Work Student Exchange

Discover how one summer can change your life! Being part of the Summer Work Student Exchange program means you’ll discover a new part of Canada, improve your French language skills and gain...