Annual Report to the Community

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Annual Financial Statements

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Impact & Reports

The mission of the YMCA is to foster growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body and heighten their sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. With a bold strategic vision, mutually beneficial partnerships, the generous support of our donors and volunteers, and a strong staff and leadership team, we’re poised to meet the changing needs of our community well into the future.

Here are some of the ways the YMCA of Okanagan is making an impact:


  • Through financial sponsorship, the Y remains accessible to all. 1,310 low income children and families benefited from a Y membership, program or service
  • 41% of those receiving assistance were children and youth. That’s why funds raised through the Annual Y Strong Kids Campaign are so important


  • 31,811 people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities were served by the YMCA of Okanagan in 2009
  • Association memberships total 8,853 representing an increase of 46% over 2008
  • 43% of Y participants are children and youth. The Y is the largest provider of not-for-profit child care in Canada


  • 310 individuals made a difference in their community by volunteering and assisting with recreational programs, childcare and other important Y community events and services


  • 275 donors contributed over $5.6M to the Kelowna Family Y Capital Expansion Campaign
  • 206 donors to the Y Strong Kids Campaign provided more than $170,000 worth of programs, services and membership to local families in need

Health, Fitness & Recreation

  • 59,355 members and participants stay active through Y health, fitness and recreation at the Kelowna Family Y and H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre
  • 6,280 kids learned how to swim
  • Trained over 600 lifeguard candidates in the past year

Child Care

  • Supported the healthy development of 240 children in 5 full service child care centres and school age programs
  • Y Day Camps made summer fun, active and educational for more than 100 children

Leadership Development

  • A Y Youth Advisory Council comprised of students from grades 10 to 12 was formed to help “youth create programs for youth”

Employment Training

  • The Y’s Career Contact Centre for Youth and Jumpstart: Employment Essentials provided 2,007 young people facing barriers to employment or wanting to enter the workforce with free career counseling, job training, and access to technology


  • Collaborations with the City of Kelowna, health organizations, school district 23, and the provincial and federal government has led to innovative approaches to healthy living and community building

International Development & Education

  • Together with other BC YMCA’s we’ve helped more than 2,000 Ethiopian youth to educate their peers on HIV/AIDS prevention