The Y Canberra

The Y has been supporting the Canberra region for 80 years.

Established in 1941, when Canberra was a young city with just over 10,000 people, the Y has literally grown side-by-side with the nation’s capital.

The very first YMCA was founded in London by George Williams in 1844 to support young men during a time of great poverty. The Y is now located in over 120 countries and has been supporting the Canberra Region for 80 years. In 2020 YMCA Canberra and YMCA Queanbeyan merged to become one local “Y” and better support the Canberra region, providing services as far as Bungendore in NSW. Learn more about Y Canberra’s History here.


The Y Canberra Region establishes key Indigenous community partnerships in the region as part of newReflect Reconciliation Action Plan just launched

The Y Canberra Region, formerly YMCA Canberra Region, last night launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan after significant consultation with members of our local First Nations community, across the ACT and NSW, and Reconciliation Australia. “Our organisation, founded only 80 years ago, was established to serve the needs of our growing Canberra community, extending now……

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