We build healthy communities.


The Y is a charitable organization, offering health, hope, and opportunity for all!

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario's mission is to be dedicated to the enrichment of our communities through growth in spirit, mind, and body for people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. Your trust and support has enabled us to serve communities across Southwestern Ontario for nearly 170 years.

Providing flexibility and programs to serve your unique needs.

With health and fitness branches, camps, child care centres, community programs and newcomer services across the region, YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities.

Land Acknowledgement

The land on which we gather, learn, and play is the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeewak and Potawatomi peoples who have longstanding relationships to the land, water, and region of southwestern Ontario. The local First Nations of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, the Caldwell First Nation, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point, Oneida Nation of the Thames, the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown, the Munsee-Delaware Nation, and Walpole Island First Nation. Additionally, there is a growing urban Indigenous population who make the cities of Southwestern Ontario home. We value the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations of Turtle Island (North America).

Re-opening our Doors.

The YMCA continues to fundraise in order to be able to support those in need as programs re-open. The association currently serves nearly 240,000 people in more than 190+ locations across the region. Last year, 3 in 10 of those participants were financially supported by the YMCA, thanks to the support of our donors.

Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active and engaged people like you to build stronger communities. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram to stay connected.

Annual Report

of Health & Fitness members received financial assistance
children supported in our Child Care & School Age Programs
newcomer youth & adults accessed in-person & virtual appts

Senior Leadership

Board of Directors:

Linda Nicholls, Board Chair
Kristina Shaw, Vice-Chair
Lesley Cornelius
Silvia Di Cicco
Alison Ewart
Anthony Fields
Gillian Heisz
Steve Kay
Manoj Mehta
Katie Osborne
Nancy Russell
Arifa Serter
Nawaz Tahir
Jimmy Trieu
Zachary Weese

Contact Us

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
Association Services
165 Elmwood Ave E, London, ON N6C 0A8

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