Strong Communities Annual Campaign

The YMCA Strong Communities Campaign raises funds to improve and enrich the lives of thousands of children, adults, seniors and families in southern New Brunswick.

Through the generosity of donors, thousands of people who face financial barriers will have access to Y programs and services such as licensed child care, youth mental health support, recreational programs, digital literacy for seniors, and health and fitness memberships for all ages.

In 2022, your YMCA is working to raise $525,000 to support our community and ensure everyone has access to the Y. 

At the Y we are building healthy communities through the power of belonging. We hope you will join us in supporting a healthier and stronger Greater Saint John.


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Your donations in 2021, raised $449,000 for the Strong Communities Campaign.

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Meet your 2022 Honourary Chairs! 

The YMCA has been a part of Brice and Cathy Belyea’s life since childhood. What started as a place where he learned to swim and she attended camp has turned into their second home.

When asked about their vision for this year’s Strong Communities Campaign, Brice and Cathy both agreed that addressing the Achievement Gap in priorities neighbourhoods is key, and believe that the Y is in just the right place to help provide wrap-around support for local families.

“Within the last 10 or 15 years, the Y has really increased its presence in the community. It plays a really important role in things like early childhood education, physical and mental wellness and settlement services. We want to ensure we are doing whatever we can so the Y’s work continues in the years ahead.”

To read Brice and Cathy’s Full Y story, click here.