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Strong Kids Campaign

YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

YMCA Strong Kids is our annual fundraising campaign. The Strong Kids campaign focuses on raising much needed resources to support proven YMCA programs that give kids the opportunities they need to live healthier, happier lives now, but also to grow into productive adults.

Your generous donation will help the YMCA to ensure people of all ages are healthier and more productive regardless of their background or financial situation.

Strong Kids have opportunities which include: full YMCA Membership, Summer Day Camp, community youth programs, leadership and development programs, Family programs, swim lessons, weight training, sports & recreation, gym and swim.

By giving today, you can help our kids build a better community for tomorrow.
Every kid deserves a chance.

Colouring Contest

The winner of this year’s colouring contest is Lewis G, age 11.

Supporting Kids in Our Community

Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly supports children, young adults, and families in Brandon and Westman. 1 in 5 children in our YMCA is currently assisted through the campaign. The Strong Kids campaign is our chance to fully realize and fulfill our obligation to all of the children in our community, not just a select few. Each year, the YMCA of Brandon provides Strong Kids memberships to over 600 youth and families.

Strong Kids are referred by YMCA volunteers, the Brandon School Division, Child and Family Services, Big Brothers and Sisters, YWCA, ministers, Mental Health Services, and various other government agencies as well as private individuals.

The need for support never goes away. The YMCA Strong Kids campaign is a fundraiser that runs all year long. If you or your organization would like to get involved with this great charity, contact Alisa at the YMCA at al.nerbas@ymanitoba.ca or 204-727-5456 ext 121.

Become a Donor!

Ensure all children can benefit from YMCA programs and services. Support our community and our YMCA with a campaign gift or spread your donation out over the year with smaller, monthly payments. It is straightforward and easy to get started! When you donate online, you can even give your gift using PayPal or Apple Pay!

Click here to do a monthly or one-time donation.

February 15 – March 15 is Strong Kids Month

The Strong Kids Campaign runs all year long, but the public campaign kicks off on the 15th of February and runs through March 15th.

Nearly 400 businesses and individuals support the campaign. Our goal for the 2024 campaign is $150,000.00. Help us get there!


Workplace Campaigns – Is your workplace looking for a charity to support? Get involved by conducting a staff campaign at your organization. 


Support the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign – How to donate

Click the box below to donate online or:

  • Contact Alisa at the YMCA at 204-727-5456, ext 121
  • Email al.nerbas@ymanitoba.ca
  • Drop by the Member Services desk of the YMCA
  • Mail to YMCA, 231 8th St., Brandon, MB, R7A 3X2