The Board of Directors of YMCA Northumberland and the YMCA of Greater Toronto voted unanimously to renew the existing management agreement for another year, giving each Association the opportunity to continue to explore the potential for integration.
In May 2015, a Project Coordinating Committee was formed to explore YMCA partnership opportunities with the Town of Cobourg regarding the building of a new facility.
Our Child Care program expanded to include three new sites: Plainville, Spring Valley and Camborne, which increased our Child Care operations to 13 sites.
Through the generous contributions from our donors and corporate partners, our Strong Kids Campaign exceeded its goal in 2015 and raised $198,236, which allowed us to reach out to more people in our communities and provide access to essential programs and services.
Operation Red Nose, a road safety campaign against impaired driving across Canada, launched its first successful season in Northumberland County. In total, 223 rides were given, the volunteers drove 5,827 km and $22,171 was raised through sponsorships and donations to benefit YMCA Strong Kids.
We successfully launched three new group fitness classes, Arriba, Barre and MuscleFit, for people of all ages and abilities.
YMCA Camp Tiki had a very successful year. We launched the “Rise and Shine Breakfast” program and the “Let’s Do Lunch” program to ensure every camper had access to healthy meals every day. We also introduced the YMCA’s Value Bead Program which positively influenced the way our children interacted with each other.