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Our Mission

The YMCA of Okanagan is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community.

Our Values

  • Caring
  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility
  • Inclusiveness

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Society is to support the development of strong individuals, families and the community in body, mind and spirit.

Our Vision for 2016/2017

With six key strategic priorities, Vision 2017 will provide us with a clear direction that will enable our Y to remain strong and relevant to a growing and changing community as we make our way into the future. We invite you to come along with us on our journey to create a new YMCA for a new generation.


1.  The Y serves and impacts more people.

 Innovation, adaptation and extension of Y programs and services result in more people being served. The Y is having a positive impact on the health of people and communities it serves.


2.  The Y engages communities.

Members, volunteers, staff and community demonstrate an increased sense of belonging and engagement. The Y’s strong culture, mission and impact has been strengthened and advanced.


3.  The Y operates with excellence.

The Y is a leading-edge, “best-run” organization.


4.  The Y is better known.

More people recognize the YMCA as the leading provider of health and lifestyle programs for children, youth, adults and families that add value to the community.


5.  Y resources are well-managed.

The Y is financially healthy and has sustainable programs, services and facilities.


6.  The Y has the capacity to meet its mission and strategic objectives.

More people commit their expertise and resources to help advance the Y’s mission.