About Us

We recognize and respectfully acknowledge that the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick operates on the unceded and unsurrendered homelands of the Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati and Mi’kmaq peoples. This statement is a symbol of our commitment to implementing the 94 calls to action put forth by the Truth and Reconciliation commission in all operations across our organization.

WE ARE THE YMCA

We are a family working together to serve more than 45,000 people across the southwestern New Brunswick area. We believe in helping children, youth, adults, seniors and families reach their full potential. We are a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of our community.

For more than 169 years we’ve cared for kids, shaped leaders for tomorrow and helped generations of people come together to find support, get healthier and make friends for life. We are determined to be a genuine, welcoming, hopeful place that is nurturing and fun. This is the community we want. A community where we share a sense of social responsibility, and where we can experience better health in spirit, mind and body.

Child Protection

The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care and vulnerable persons accessing YMCA programs and services. We all share a responsibility to protect children and vulnerable persons from harm.

YMCA staff and volunteers must meet standards in order to be hired by producing acceptable police record checks and clearance letters. YMCA staff and volunteers participate in mandatory training before commencement of employment and ongoing re-fresher training annually. Policies and procedures are in place to guide YMCA staff and volunteers and are reviewed each year.

The YMCA recognizes its responsibility to promote safe environments and practices and to protect children and vulnerable persons from abuse and exploitation.

Creating Impact, Igniting Potential

Mission

A community of caring people, igniting potential.

Vision

Creating community impact in Southern NB.

Values

Belonging
Inclusive
Responsible
Caring
Honest

Click the image above to download our full Strategic Plan for 2023 – 2027.

Senior Leadership

Shilo Boucher

Shilo Boucher, CPA,CA,ICD.D
President & CEO

Zac Black, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Adrienne Boudreau

Adrienne Boudreau
Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Yeomans
Chief Development Officer

Paul Croisier
General Manager of Health, Membership, and Recreation

Angela OQuinn

Angela O’Quinn
General Manager, Child Care, and After School

Samah El Maghlawy
General Manager, Newcomer and Community Connections

Agata Davidson
General Manager, People and Culture

Paul Cooper

Paul Cooper
General Manager, Facilities

History

History

The YMCA is a powerful association of people of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA responds to critical social needs in the community. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of children, teens and young adults, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility, the YMCA ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick provides vital services such as health, fitness and recreation, child care, camping, outdoor education, newcomer services, employment, education, leadership development and volunteer opportunities. The Y connects people to each other and life-building opportunities.

The YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick is 169 years old, with a long history and a strong future, we look forward to helping our community grow in the years to come.