We believe in inclusion: that education, recreation and leisure are for everyone and that everyone belongs to the Y. We strive to ensure a meaningful experience for all members of the community and embrace the value of supporting each other’s individuality. All new applications must be processed by the Special Needs Coordinator. Memberships can be renewed directly at the Welcome Desk.

Call us at extension 235 or email us inclusion@ymywha.com.

CHILDREN

Sunday Fun in the Gym/Swim

SUNDAY FUN IN THE GYM/SWIM

This specialized program promotes body awareness, physical activity and social interactions within a safe and inclusive environment. Facilitators are present to guide the participants in developing their skills in a gym/pool setting.

Lego Building

LEGO BUILDING

Discover new and innovative ways to play with LEGO. Designed by trained ABA therapists, fine and gross motor skills are put to work in fun and creative ways with an emphasis on the social aspect of learning.

Sensory Art

SENSORY ART

Guided by ABA therapists this innovative art program offers a new activity each week. This highly social program is designed to encourage participants to get creative and explore art through their senses.

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Multimedia Club

MULTIMEDIA CLUB

Join us in learning about Digital SLR/point-and-shoot cameras, iPads, Polaroid, applications and online tools to create a variety of fun multimedia projects. Learn tips on how to use social media efficiently and safely.

CHAVERIM

CHAVERIM

This program for young adults encourages interaction with peers, socialization, group discussion and self-reflection. Each week the group shares a meal together and engages in leisure activities at the Y or within the community.

Small Group Training

SMALL GROUP TRAINING

This specialized fitness program is offered to small groups of individuals with special needs. Participants must be 12 years and olde. Groups are limited to 3-4 participants and are supervised by the Y’s kinesiologists.

ADULTS

MISCHAKIM

MISCHAKIM

This socialization program for young adults encourages physical activity and promotes self-reflection. Each week the group collectively prepares and then shares a meal together, followed by chosen group activities for the evening.

Sunday Leisure Time

SUNDAY LEISURE TIME

This activity provides groups of adults with the opportunity to share structured leisure time with their friends while engaging in arts and crafts projects, table games, board games, movies and holiday celebrations.

CLUB RENDEZ-VOUS DROP-IN CENTRE

CLUB RENDEZ-VOUS

The Club Rendez-Vous meets on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the year, providing a warm lunch, a warm welcome and varied programming to people who live in the community with chronic mental illnesses.