Want to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Your thoughts and ideas can change the world, and  our Youth Leadership Development program can help you get started.

Babysitter Training

For ages 11 and up, train to become a babysitter—learn how to care for children and babies, behaviour management skills, home and outdoor safety. Our course is Red Cross certified.

Youth Leadership Development

You’ve got influence– why not use it for some good? Youth Leadership Development (YLD) helps you get to know yourself better, become a skilled leader and interact with a variety of people. Plus, you’ll make friends for life and have fun. Activities include team building, social events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, training, and special events. At the end of the day this...

Youth Leadership Development Conference

It’s the weekend you look forward to all year—the Youth Leadership Development Conference. Get away to YMCA Camp Elphinstone with other Youth Leadership Development (YLD) teens to get to know yourself better, become a skilled leader and interact with a variety of people. Plus, you’ll make friends for life and have fun. The conference is open to youth in grades five to twelve....

Plusone Mentoring

Plusone Mentoring is a community-based program for youth ages 10 to 17 who are experiencing challenges in their social and academic development. Participants are referred to the program by community partners including schools, social workers, police, and other YMCA programs. Youth participants are matched with a volunteer adult mentor for a one-year period, meeting at their local YMCA to...