Through partnership, YMCAs in Canada work with YMCAs in lesser
developed nations to help them achieve our shared goal of
building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
With the partnership between the Atlantic YMCAs and Honduras,
there will be 34 Canadian YMCAs partnered with YMCAs in other
countries. These partnerships are reciprocal relationships, in
which both parties benefit
The YMCA ( or ACJ ) of Honduras was established in 1990. It
works in poor neighborhoods in the capital city, Tegucigalpa,
and in the rural communities of Marcala, La Paz, and Taulabe.
In a country where all too often both the rights and safety of
young people are not secure, the YMCA in Honduras acts as a
champion of youth. Their programs focus on youth development,
gender equality, and citizenship formation. The YMCA seeks to
bring about societal change in Honduras by helping young people
develop social, cultural, political, and educational skills.
Programs offered by the YMCA in Honduras include: Leadership
development, employment projects, community health programs
including HIV / AIDS education and prevention, recreation
programs, and computer training
YMCAs in Canada build strong, supportive bridges across cultural
and national boundaries through immigrant settlement services,
global education programs, and collaborations with YMCAs in
The foundation of YMCA Canada's international work is a belief
that human development is a right and that every person deserves
opportunities to grow in spirit, mind and body.
THE YMCA GLOBAL NETWORK
For more than a century, we have believed that the best way for
YMCA Canada to effect positive change and promote human
development globally is to work collaboratively with partners in
the YMCA global network.
Rooted in local communities in more than 120 countries, YMCAs
are autonomous yet united in a shared commitment to support
youth and strengthen communities, As members of a global
network, YMCAs work together to provide young people and their
communities with access to the essentials needed to grow and