“The YMCA of Brandon is a charitable association dedicated to providing quality programs and services for all individuals in the development of “Spirit Mind and Body.”
The YMCA In Our Community Since 1886
The YMCA of Brandon first began in Brandon in 1886. Our first YMCA building was built in 1905. The second YMCA facility was built in 1966, operating until August, 2013.
Our current facility, the Dood Cristall Family YMCA, opened August 26, 2013.
Caring for Children
The YMCA in Canada is the largest provider of Child Care services. In 2003, the YMCA of Brandon opened a 24-space licensed daycare facility. On June 1, 2013, this centre moved over to the new Dood Cristall Family YMCA.
In September of 2006, we opened a second centre at the corner of 34th St. and Victoria Ave. Y West Early Learning Centre has 8 infant spots as well as 24 pre-school spots.
Y New Era Early Learning Centre opened in the fall of 2007. The centre is for 3, 4, & 5 year olds within the New Era catchment area.
In November, 2009 we opened Y South Early Learning Centre with a capacity of 96 preschool and 8 infant spots. Y South is the largest child care centre in Western Manitoba.
On April 1, 2018, the YMCA will begin operating Y Valleyview Early Learning Centre, our 5th licensed centre. It is located in Valleyview Community Centre, beside Valleyview Centennial School. Y Valleyview will be licensed for 30 school aged children and 10 kindergarten/preschool children.
The YMCA operates Before & After School recreational child care sites at 14 Brandon & area Schools to help working parents.
Caring for All
Most importantly, the Y offers its services to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
The YMCA of Brandon is part of a global movement of YMCAs in more than 125 countries.
Outdoor Community Pools
The YMCA of Brandon operates two outdoor community pools: the Kinsmen Centennial pool and the Kiwanis YMCA Keystone community pool, in addition to the YMCA facility pool.
The YMCA of Brandon operates all of the city’s community paddle pools and spray parks.
We Need Your Consent
Canadian legislation requires that the YMCA of Brandon gain your express consent to send you electronic communications (e.g emails). Click here to find out more.
The Dood Cristall Family YMCA was built with environmental sustainability in mind. The following are some of the areas where energy saving occur:
- There are Recycling bins located throughout the facility
- This building uses 42% less energy than similar buildings
- All change rooms conserve energy and water with low-flow toilets and shower heads, and automatic taps. Water savings are 42% vs normal fixtures.
- 90% of the regularly occupied areas have views to outside and most areas have auto shut-off lights to conserve energy.
- The pool water is filtered with ultra violet light which requires that less chemicals need to be used to treat it.
- Building tours are available upon request or can be requested at Member Services, and pinpoint some of the energy saving features of our building.
The YMCA of Brandon respects your privacy. We protect your personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to privacy. We do not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists. We use your personal information to provide services and keep you informed and up to date on the activities of the YMCA of Brandon, including programs, services, special events, funding needs and opportunities to volunteer. If at any time you wish to be removed from any of these contacts, simply contact us by phone at 204-727-5456 and we will gladly accommodate your request.
Related Documents & Links
YMCA of Brandon Complaints Policy
Charitable Registration Number: 119307106RR0001