2021 Move to Give Update: Over the past year, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and our community were dramatically impacted by COVID 19. Despite having to cancel Move to Give April 2020, we are excited to announce the 7th annual #MOVEtoGIVE will be taking place September 19th - 25 th, 2021. As our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of the communities we serve, this year’s MOVEtoGIVE will be virtual.
We want to extend a big thank you to our amazing sponsors who honoured their pledged sponsorship over the years. Special thanks to Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, who continues to be a great supporter of the Y for many years and will once again be this year’s presenting sponsor.
We look forward to everyone’s participation in this year’s #MOVEtoGIVE and appreciate the community support we have received for this great event over the last 7 years to support our charitable mission in building healthy communities.
The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka provides a wide variety of programs and services across the communities of Simcoe, Muskoka and Parry Sound. Whether it is through health and fitness programs, swimming lessons, licensed child care, employment/literacy services, immigrant services, leadership training for the not-for-profit sector, outreach and counselling programs for youth or camps for children, youth and families, Y programs inspire people to reach their full potential.
This past year has been a difficult one for our YMCA. However, because of the financial support of our donors and corporate sponsors, we have been able to reshape and reimagine the way that we work with people throughout the pandemic. The YMCA has continued to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities. The Y remains committed to building healthy communities across Simcoe County, Muskoka and Parry Sound. Throughout the pandemic, the Y has:
- Provided licenced Child Care and Before & After School Care to support working families
- Connected people to free virtual programming with YMCA at Home to support health and well-being at home
- We have maintained our support for our most vulnerable community members by delivering programs for immigrant adults facing unemployment and youth at risk
- Supported YMCA Staff facing financial hardship as a result of facility closures
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body with a sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. For more information, go to www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca.
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