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Our Vision

A connected YMCA for a healthier Sault Ste Marie.

Our Values

Values are cornerstones that make our society safe and workable. They are the principles of thought and conduct that help distinguish right from wrong and provide a foundation for decision making. Values, which are sometimes referred to as character, are the basis of who we are, how we live and how we treat others. The values we try to impart at the YMCA, through character development, are the following six "Core Values":

  • Caring: Acting with compassion and concern for the well-being of others.
  • Honesty: Demonstrating integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Respect: Recognizing and protecting the inherent worth of every person, including oneself.
  • Responsibility: Being dependable and accountable for choices, actions and commitments.
  • Excellence: Striving to provide the highest quality at all times.
  • Social Inclusion: Appreciating diversity. Striving to be open to all. Seeking to understand differences and find common ground. 

At the YMCA we believe that living with and acting on our core values contributes to the development of a healthy self-esteem and overall personal happiness.