HomeWho We AreMission & Vision, Values


The YMCAs of Australia work together from a base of Christian values to provide opportunities for all people to grow in body, mind and spirit.


To be Mission Driven

Through our commitment to Social Inclusion, Benevolence, Volunteering and International Development.

To be Socially Relevant

Through our commitment to Community Engagement, Regional and Rural Development, Youth, Environmental Sustainability, Health & Wellbeing, and Advocacy.

To be Institutionally Viable

Through our commitment to good Governance, Shared Leadership, Workforce Development, Program Quality, Standardised Systems and Sustainable Growth.

Click here to view a copy of the full Vision 2008-2012 Statement as adopted at the 2008 Annual General Meeting.


The YMCAs of Australia are guided to achieve their Mission by the following Christian values. We value:

  •    The whole person, consisting of a body, a mind and a spirit each of which is of equal importance.
  •    The dignity and intrinsic worth of all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, belief or other difference.
  •    Diversity of people, communities and nations.
  •    Equality of opportunity and justice for all people.
  •    Healthy communities based on relationships between people which are characterised by love, understanding and mutual respect.
  •    Acceptance of personal responsibility.


These core values translate into four key operational values:

Honesty - Respect - Caring - Responsibility

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