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Sep 20, 2017, 08:30 ET YMCA of Greater Toronto celebrates our city's youth

The YMCA of Greater Toronto gives away one-year health and fitness memberships to 150 youth for its YMCA Teen Fitness Celebration TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - This summer, the YMCA of Greater...


Sep 30, 2014, 13:08 ET YMCA of Greater Toronto to create greener future for GTA communities with $1-million TD Bank Group donation

TD now largest funder of green spaces in Y centres across the GTA TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The future of Toronto communities is looking greener thanks to a $1-million donation from TD Bank...


May 12, 2014, 06:30 ET More than one-third of parents in Southern Ontario say their young children are behind in one or more key early development areas, new YMCA report finds

Competing priorities named biggest child-raising challenge TORONTO, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - A new YMCA study reveals 37% of Southern Ontario parents with children under six describe their kids as behind ...


Jun 28, 2013, 09:00 ET 850 Youth Gain Valuable Job Experience over Summer Break to get edge on workforce

TORONTO, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - This Saturday, 850 youth will be spreading their wings and traveling to a new city or town in Canada to practice their French/English, gain valuable work experience and ...


Jun 02, 2013, 10:30 ET Get a Jump on Summer at YMCA Healthy Kids Day

YMCA teaches kids about healthy habits by challenging them to virtually walk across Canada TORONTO, June 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Thousands of kids will get more active this month as they commit to the Get a...


May 30, 2013, 13:03 ET Media Advisory - Get a Jump on summer at YMCA Healthy Kids Day

TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 2, all YMCAs across the GTA are opening their doors to the community for free to celebrate Healthy Kids Day. Jam-packed with fun for the family, Healthy Kids Day ...


May 29, 2013, 12:44 ET YMCA of Greater Toronto Establishes GTA's First Model Community in West Don Lands

The charity partners with Waterfront Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario and the Province of Ontario to create an 82,000 sq. ft. Centre of Community to serve young families, low-income groups, visible...


May 21, 2013, 08:20 ET Media Advisory - Witness the making of a new model community by YMCA of Greater Toronto

Partnering with Waterfront Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario and the Province of Ontario to create a 82,000 sq. ft. Centre of Community to serve young families, low-income groups, visible minorities...


Mar 01, 2013, 11:33 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Local Superheroes Help in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

TORONTO, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - What: In one day, the YMCA is trying to raise $250,000 to get 500 kids active and healthy. Community members of all activity levels will participate in fitness...


Jan 17, 2013, 07:00 ET YMCA of Greater Toronto launches expansion plan to fight obesity and build healthy communities

Strong Start, Great Future Campaign aims to raise $250 million to build 10 new Centres of Community TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The YMCA of Greater Toronto today announced a major expansion plan...


Mar 05, 2012, 15:12 ET GTA superheroes raised $193,314 to get kids active and live healthier lives

TORONTO, March 5, 2012 /CNW/ - With obesity rates on the rise, more than 2,000 people in the GTA participated in the YMCA Megathon fundraising event on Saturday to raise money so more kids can access ...


Mar 01, 2012, 16:09 ET Local Superheroes Help the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

TORONTO, March 1, 2012 /CNW/ - What: Community members join the YMCA to step up and battle childhood obesity at the YMCA Megathon: a one day event that challenges their physical and social abilities...


Dec 21, 2010, 11:43 ET McGregor warms up YMCA's Youth Homeless Shelter with donation of 600 pairs of
socks

TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - Y House, a shelter for young men between the ages of 16-24, is pleased to announce the timely donation of 600 pairs of high-quality socks from McGregor Socks. With winter...


Oct 22, 2010, 16:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: BILLS ROOKIES TO VISIT NORTH YORK YMCA

Buffalo Bills Rookie Club to help unveil the Youth Zone at the North York YMCA and participate in a Gatorade Junior Training Camp ORCHARD PARK, NY, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - Who: Buffalo Bills Rookie Club...


Sep 23, 2010, 10:15 ET YMCA of Greater Toronto has 20/20 Vision for a Great Future

TORONTO, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - The YMCA of Greater Toronto mapped out the new strategic vision that will guide the organization from today to the year 2020. The ambitious 10-year strategy focuses on...


Sep 22, 2010, 13:18 ET MEDIA ADVISORY: YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

TORONTO, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - WHAT: The YMCA of Greater Toronto 2010 Annual Meeting (AM) to announce the organization's new strategic vision for the next decade — Strong Start, Great Future. This...


Sep 20, 2010, 18:30 ET Bills Toronto Series and NFL Canada Support YMCA Youth Fitness in Toronto

ORCHARD PARK, NY, Sept. 20 /CNW/ - The Bills Toronto Series, NFL Canada and the YMCA of Greater Toronto are teaming up for a three-year community partnership. This exciting collaboration will include ...


Sep 20, 2010, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - BILLS TO VISIT YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO/

Bills Safety and Team Captain George Wilson, #37, to meet with students and announce three-year community partnership with NFL Canada and YMCA TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Who: George Wilson, Safety and ...


Sep 17, 2010, 08:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - BILLS TO VISIT YMCA OF GREATER TORONTO

Bills Safety and Team Captain George Wilson, #37, to meet with students and announce three-year community partnership with NFL Canada and YMCA TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - Who: George Wilson, Safety and ...


Sep 16, 2010, 16:08 ET Media Advisory - YMCA of Greater Toronto Opens its Doors to Help Celebrate
Sports Day in Canada

TORONTO, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - What: In honour of the first-ever Sports Day in Canada, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is opening all of its Health, Fitness & Recreation Centres to the public free of charge....


Apr 27, 2010, 08:38 ET Get Active Toronto report reveals an epidemic of physical inactivity

Local response to national Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card TORONTO, April 27 /CNW/ - The 2010 Get Active Toronto Report on Physical Activity, released today, paints a disturbing picture of the ...


Apr 15, 2010, 16:29 ET YMCA of Greater Toronto welcomes Medhat Mahdy as President and Chief
Executive Officer

TORONTO, April 15 /CNW/ - Colleen Albiston, Chair of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Toronto, is pleased to announce the appointment of Medhat Mahdy as President and CEO. Mr. Mahdy...


Feb 15, 2010, 10:00 ET Families across the GTA come together to support YMCA Strong Kids

TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Families gathered at YMCAs across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) today to celebrate Family Day and kick off the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign which raises money so more kids can...


Oct 28, 2009, 14:02 ET Education and Business Leaders Gather to Address the Challenges of
Post-Secondary Access

TORONTO, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - Following the three-day inaugural conference of the Canadian Post-Secondary Access Partnership (CPSAP), Prepared Minds, Prepared Places, 11 multidisciplinary teams from...


Oct 27, 2009, 12:05 ET Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity - YMCA encourages Ontario Government to
partner with community organizations

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - The YMCA supports the Ontario Government's decision to begin the process of implementing full day learning. The YMCA believes full day learning is most effective when it...