Mission, Vision, Values - CKW YMCA

Mission, Vision, Values

The YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo share a common mission, vision and values.


The YMCA is a charitable organization that strengthens our community by providing opportunities for personal growth and active involvement for all children, adults and families.


Transforming the Waterloo Region into a healthier community is our priority.

We are committed to innovative approaches and smart uses of technology as ways to extend and adapt our knowledge and expertise to the evolving health needs of the region.

By providing leadership, advocacy, direct and co-delivered programs/services, we are primary collaborators in building health related networks for children, young and older adults, and families from diverse regions, cultures and backgrounds.


Acceptance: welcoming and open to all

Caring: acting with compassion and concern for the well being of others

Health: developing people in spirit, mind and body

Respect: treating all people with dignity

Responsibility: accountable for oneself, others, our environment and the world in which we live.