Slide YMCA of Oakville 2020 Annual Report STRONGER TOGETHER keyboard_arrow_down YMCA of Oakville

Dear Friends,

Our YMCA of Oakville is resilient! Despite the challenges and the social isolation caused by the pandemic, this year has proven that – as a YMCA and as a community – we are #Stronger Together!

Throughout 2020, we nurtured our local, provincial and national networks, collaborated more and leveraged the power of this collaboration to influence policy makers and government at all levels. The adversity we faced forced our organization to embrace constant change, master rapid adaptation and employ innovative thinking.

We are so proud of our staff and volunteers who challenged themselves to stay focused on our future. And we are very grateful to the donors and volunteers who supported our YMCA through their time and through their generous financial contributions.

Since we restarted in August, our Licensed Child Care operations have not stopped. This essential service continued to ensure healthy, caring, high quality care for children every day. We are thankful for our committed professional educators and child care staff team, who consistently prioritize the needs of the children and families in their care.

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YMCA Volunteer
& Staff Leadership

Slide Despite provincial lockdowns, our childcare centres continued to serve 796 families and essential workers. 307 child care educators showed up on the front lines to provide essential care to 959 children in our licensed childcare programs. We added 1 new centre bringing our number of child care sites to 42 across Oakville for all your child care needs! We installed a state-of-the-art HVAC system to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. Purchased 9 electrostatic sanitizer sprayers for deep clean disinfecting of all contact surfaces in our facilites and child care centres. Procured thousands of PPE items to keep our staff, the children in our care and our members safe. Installed 22 plexiglass dividers for the safety of our staff and members. During the lockdowns, we offered 48 fitness classes outdoors. Launched a Virtual Fitness Membership with over 40 live classes weekly, as well as Virtual Personal Training. Our instructors recorded fitness classes that members across Canada can access at We served an average of
125 people per day when we re-opened the YMCA after the first temporary closure.
During our physically-distanced reopening we provided over 310 lane swims, 7 sold out Aquafit classes per week and offered Youth Master Swim and Private Swim Lessons.
Child Care “Sending our son to child care in the middle of a pandemic was a very difficult decision for my husband and myself. We had been working from home for over five months, trying to balance work and a toddler.

When the YMCA contacted us about reopening, we decided this might be the right choice for us. The transition was incredibly easy, and our son looks forward to going everyday.”Continue reading Amy's story >>
Brittney's Story: Making Connections On the Front Lines
Of Child Care
It’s very rewarding for me to have the opportunity to still come in to work, do what I love, and see the children that I work with continue to grow and continue to develop.
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& Safety
& Aquatics
Movement for
Us is Medicine
The YMCA Parkinson's group showed resilience in the face of a pandemic, by overcoming obstacles to stay connected and keep moving.

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Slide Despite the personal issues faced by our staff at home, it didn’t stop them from stepping up and volunteering to ensure that the programs and services we provide for our community continued despite the pandemic and despite them personally being laid off.

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Philanthropy Community Hosted 85
youth virtually
for the Youth
Peace Forum.
Staff voluntteers delivered more
than 2,592 food hampers with Food for Life to families needing additional support in our community.
Hosted 2 curb-side donation drop off events to collect needed items. We had 100 people attend our virtual Peace Breakfast where we awarded 3 Peace Medals. Delivered 22,000 medical masks and hand sanitizer to the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation for distribution on the reservation. Provided $212,258 in financial assistance ensuring access to programs & services for children and families in our community. We are grateful to have received donations from 235 donors. We had 87 YMCA staff and board members contribute to our annual fundraising campaign. More than 50 people participated in our first ever Virtual Move for Kids event that raised $11,500 dollars. Volunteers A group of 27 youth volunteers contributed their time to creating, promoting and running the first online Youth Peace Forum. We had 87 volunteers contribute over 1800 volunteer hours to help provide YMCA programs to our community. 8 staff members regularly volunteered their time to deliver food, provide fitness classes and other programs to our community. Jerod's Story

Slide Diversity & Inclusion Our Virtual Peace Breakfast featured Leena Sharma, founder of Mending the Chasm, who spoke on inclusion, equity, anti-racism, and conflict transformation. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee met regularly to offer insights, guidance and leadership on how our YMCA can enhance efforts to increase a sense of inclusion, belonging and diversity at the YMCA. Provided staff and volunteers the opportunity to participate in Mending the Chasm, a Halton Community pilot project, to learn how to create a community culture and spaces that are more inclusive, equitable and anti-racist. Youth Leadership A group of 30 staff, volunteers and High School Ambassadors participated in the Youth Leaders Initiative to address specific needs in their communities. 42 youth developed their leadership skills through the online Halton Sport Leadership Program. We offered virtual leadership development programs to over 271 youth who are newcomers to Canada in partnership with HMC Connections and Halton District School Board. Together as Girls provided a safe space for 18 youth, who identify as female, to meet virtually and stay connected. Financial Highlights Year Ended December 31, 2020

Statement of Financial Position

Statement of Revenue & Expenses

The summarized financial information is extracted from Annual Financial Statements audited by BDO Canada LLP, Licensed Public Accountants. A copy of the complete financial statement is available online at Requests for a copy can be made by email to [email protected], by phone at 905-845-3417 or by written request to YMCA of Oakville, 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville, Ontario L6K 1K7.

Slide Despite everything thrown at us in 2020, we close this year with a clear understanding that we truly are #STRONGERTOGETHER Charitable Registration
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