Winter 2021 Programs

Programs are dependent on sufficient registrations. All programs will run digitally for the Winter session.

We believe in inclusion: that education, recreation and leisure are for everyone and that everyone belongs at 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.

For more information please call 438-879-9621 or send us an email: inclusion@ymywha.com.

Mindfulness Program

Join Sue Hutton, mindfulness teacher to learn simple and effective ways to calm your mind during this difficult time. Sue focuses on making mindfulness accessible to everyone while creating community at the same time.

This is FREE for neurodiverse young adults from Montreal and Toronto presented by the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA in collaboration with Miles Nadal JCC, an alliance facilitated by Alink Foundation.

Program runs in English.

Day: Sunday
Time:
  10:00am – 10:45am
Location: Zoom
Dates: February 14th, 2021 – March 21st, 2021
Cost:  FREE

Register by email dlittle@ymywha.com

Mindfulness Program

T.H.R.I.V.E  Workshop

This workshop for children 7-12 years old incorporates principles of creative art therapies, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) and social skills training geared to help children develop healthy coping strategies, interpersonal skills and positive behaviours in a fun and engaging way. With exciting weekly activities, T.H.R.I.V.E is the perfect virtual workshop for children living with anxiety, ADHD, ADD and/or ASD however children of all abilities are welcome!

Day: Sunday
Time:
10:00am
Location: Zoom
Dates: TBD
Cost: FREE

Register

Mixed Media Art Workshops

This program will take place once a month for 1.5 hours. Led by an art specialist, participants will create a work of art using a variety of mediums from pastels to painting while expanding their appreciation and education of various artists and techniques. Principles of communication, expression and art as a therapeutic tool will be explored during each session in a creative and engaging way.

Day: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Zoom
Dates: TBD
Cost: TBD

Register

Small Group Training

Join us for our Small Group Training program on Zoom. Our certifed yoga and fitness instructor will lead you through various workouts that can done in the comfort of your home. This program is targeted for adults and young adults with diverse abilities but all are welcome!

Day : Monday & Thursdays
Time : 5:30 – 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: January 18th – February 25th
Cost: Free

Register

Leadership Program

This social afternoon program for adults with special needs provides a virtual place where participants can gather to learn, create, share, engage and develop new skills in a fun, active and creative way. This program will feature therapeutic recreation elements including fitness, music, drama, dance and art as well as opportunities to give back to the community, develop meaningful friendship and new leadership skills.

Day: Monday & Wednesday
Time:
  3:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: January 25th – February 24th
Cost:  FREE

Register
MISCHAKIM

Chaverim Online

Chaverim Online is a free “drop-in” style virtual group for young adults and teenagers with special needs that takes place over an hour. In this group, participants take part in fun activities that promote healthy social interactions, social skill development, and language stimulation. Activities include movie trivia, name that tune, Mad Libs, scavenger hunts, and more!

Day & Time: Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: January 13th – February 24th
Cost: Free

Zoom Link