Capital Campaign

Together, we can make a difference

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is Ottawa’s leading resource for health, fitness, recreation, child care, and social services. With a 145 year history in Ottawa, the Y is one of the most respected charities in our community.

The Strengthening the Heart of our Community Capital Campaign will help meet the growing needs of our community by expanding and developing key facilities, programs and services so that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Please click the image below to read more about how the Y strengthens the heart of our community, and how you can help:

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Strengthening the heart of our community
Together, we can strengthen the heart of our community.
The Capital Campaign, like the Y, is all about people.
The National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA is inviting its members, staff, community partners, friends and new supporters to come together for this exciting challenge.
And to date, the Strengthening the Heart of Our Community capital campaign has raised over $11.6 million - 77% of our $15 million goal.
Money raised will help the Y revitalize the Argyle Avenue location, a gathering place for downtown Ottawa’s diverse urban clientele. Through licensed child care, employment training, language assessment and providing emergency shelter, this facility, now the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA, is the flagship of the National Capital Region Y.
Money raised will also be used to expand the Orleans location, now the Ruddy Family YMCA-YWCA, by 20,000 sq ft, allowing the Y to provide convenient, quality services close to home in one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities.
And money raised will be used to redevelop the Bonnenfant Y Outdoor Education and Leadership Centre, ensuring that future generations will benefit from leadership training, an appreciation of nature, and the opportunity to be active outdoors. This camp will be equipped to serve more than 5,000 children a year.
To learn more, explore our site and our plans to revitalize, expand and redevelop the National Capital Region's YMCA-YWCA .

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What's New

Campaign total is now $15 million in cash gifts, pledged and gifts-in-kind. Thank you for helping us reach our goals!

Why Give?

Your gift will help us to:
  • Improve the health and wellness of 150,000 people a year
  • Care for 450 more preschoolers
  • House 1,000 people in need
  • Support 14,000 new Canadians as they settle in their new lives
  • Educate 5,000 kids and teens on the environment in the great outdoors