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 spirit, mind and body.

Our Vision for 2018–2020

With four key strategic priorities, Vision 2020 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 as we work to address critical challenges facing the Okanagan and build a healthier community for all.

1. Focus on our people.

We recognize that our staff and volunteers are our greatest asset. The long-term sustainability of our Y demands a focus on our people; having highly engaged staff and volunteers and strengthening our reputation as an employer of choice will be key to our success.

2. Further enhance and communicate our charitable impact.

Impact is at the core of our vision to build a healthier community where children and families reach their full potential. We strive to deliver the most relevant, high quality programs while also expressing our YMCA differentiation. We continue to monitor community issues and we are better recognized as a partner and charity of choice within the communities we serve.

3. Achieve planned growth.

We continue to take action on the important issues facing our community. By being proactive and collaborative we aim to develop growth strategies and evaluate new opportunities to help children and families reach their full potential.

4. Strengthen and protect our foundational excellence.

A strong organization is one that is financially stable over the long term, is making best use of technology and is raising enough funds to support its charitable work. While our YMCA is currently operating well, we have a responsibility to make sure it will be strong and sustainable well into the future.