About Us

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Our Mission

“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. It has a capacity of 104 preschool, 16 infant and 28 school age spots. Y South is the largest child care centre in Western Manitoba.

On April 1, 2018, the YMCA began operating Y Valleyview Early Learning Centre, our 5th licensed centre. It is located in Valleyview Community Centre, beside Valleyview Centennial School. Y Valleyview is licensed for 30 school aged children and 10 kindergarten/preschool children. 

We were very excited to open our 6th licensed centre in January, 2021 in the new Maryland Park School.

The YMCA operates Before & After School recreational child care sites at 16 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.

Accessible Customer Service

The YMCA of Brandon is committed to excellence in serving all customers in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence dignity and equal opportunity. 

For the YMCA of Brandon Accessibility Customer Service Policy, click here

Global Initiatives

The YMCA of Brandon is part of a global movement of YMCAs in more than 125 countries.

Environmental Sustainability

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.   

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Privacy Statement

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.

YMCA of Brandon Privacy Policy

YMCA of Brandon Complaints Policy 

YMCA of Brandon Accessibility Customer Service Policy


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2021 – 2022 Annual Report

2020 – 2021 Annual Report

2019 – 2020 Annual Report


YMCA of  Brandon Constitution & Bylaws


T3010 Tax Return 2022

Public Sector Disclosure Act Schedule of Compensation 2022

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