Annual Report to the Community

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 

Annual Financial Statements

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 

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:

Accessibility

  • Through financial sponsorship, the Y remains accessible to all. 1,933 low income children benefited from Y memberships, programs and services last year
  • Every third grade student in School District #23 was provided swim safety lessons through the YMCA Okanagan Swims program including transportation to and from the Y

Reach

  • 28,323 people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities were served by the YMCA of Okanagan in 2013
  • YMCA Health Recreation and Fitness Centres serve an average of 3,000 people daily, demonstrating that more people than ever are turning to the Y to seek better health
  • Almost 11,000 children and youth participate at the Y every year. The Y is the largest provider of not-for-profit child care in Canada

Volunteers

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

Donors

  • 837 donors to the Y Strong Kids Campaign provided more than $523,653 worth of programs, services and membership to local families in need

Health, Fitness & Recreation

  • 1,185 men and women participated in YMCA Coach Approach®; a free customized health coaching program available to YMCA members
  • 6,569 children, teens and young adults learned water safety and swimming skills at the Y
  • The YMCA is home to preventative health programs and a supportive network of more than 1,200 seniors who stayed active and connected with each other and the community

Child Care

  • 307 children were nurtured in our Out of School and Playing to Learn programs, giving them the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development they need for success in life
  • In 2013, thanks to generous donors, every child participating in Y Child Care programs received a healthy snack representing two food groups each day and amounting to 33,517 snacks

Leadership Development

  • Over 100 teens built confidence, gained independence and became more engaged in their communities  through their participation in YMCA Youth Leadership Programs

Employment Training

  • YMCA WorkBC Employment Service Centres, Job Options BC and Jumpstart Employment Essentials enhanced employability, work experience and community attachment to over 7,500 people living in the Southern and Central Okanagan regions

Partnerships

  • 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
  • In 2013, 9,791 children, teens and young adults participated in Y programs that are partially funded by donors

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