Spring 2021 Programs

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

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REACH Fitness (Formerly Small Group Training)

Ready. Everyone. Able. Challenge. Health.

Join our fun and accessible fitness classes on Zoom! Our certified yoga and fitness instructor leads workouts that incorporate elements of strength, flexibility, mobility and cardio. Movements and exercises can be modified to suit individual needs and abilities and seated versions are always provided.  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: March 15th – April 22nd
Cost: Free


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: March 27th – April 21st (No session March 29)
Cost: Free

Zoom Link

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
3:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Zoom
Dates: March 15th – April 21st (no class on March 29)
Cost: FREE


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

Register by email dlittle@ymywha.com

Mindfulness Program