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November 2018

Dear Friends,

With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season ahead of us, I can’t help but think of all the Y has to be grateful for. It can really be summed up in one word: community.

We are grateful for our community of donors, corporate partnerships, volunteers, participants, and members. Not only are we grateful for you, but for your commitment to the Y’s mission: it is only through our collaboration with you that we can work together to build a stronger community and therefore a stronger tomorrow.

One of my favorite things about my job is getting to speak to people about their connection with the Y- their Y story, so to speak. I am always struck by the fact that every time I have the opportunity to listen to one of these stories I am met with the same common phrase – no matter what program helped to transform their lives:

“The Y is like family – it is not just another gym/shelter/daycare/etc.”

I hope in this issue of Inspired Giving you also feel the sense of community that I am talking about. From the close knit internal culture of the Y thatRob Adams has felt as his Y journey progresses, to the local organizations that give back each in their own different way.

Thank you for ensuring the Y is ready for those when they need us most – thank you for ensuring we are there when someone needs the support of a family – a community.

With much admiration and gratitude,

Meighan Hartley
Manager, Annual Giving and Donor Stewardship


Y Story:
Rob Adams

Find out more about the Y's very own Rob Adams. Starting off as a young child at the Y, Rob has found himself back at the Y many times throughout his life. Find out where his Y story is taking him now.


Y Events: A Year in Review

As 2018 winds down, so do the Y's signature fundraising events. Find out how you and others liked you helped transform hundreds of lives through your participation and support!


Y Thanks:

Celebrating some of the Y's community partners and leaders as they shine the spotlight on Y programs and services through their philanthropic efforts!


Your Y Impact:

Each and everyday your donations help give families in our community life-changing opportunities. Families like Roger's, who came to Canada after fleeing their war ravaged home country. Learn more about how the Y helped him become the leader he is today.