The YMCA of Niagara is a partnership of staff and volunteers.

As a leading charity, the YMCA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of no less than 10 and no more than 14 individuals from across the community.

YMCA of Niagara Board of Directors 2020-21

  • Mike Watt (Chair)
  • Ian Brown (Past Chair)
  • Jay Hamilton (Vice Chair)
  • Ajay Bhardwaj
  • Civita Gauley
  • Allie Hughes
  • Glen King
  • Tim Krause
  • David Oakes
  • Jim Parke
  • Shannon Peters

YMCA Voting Member

The YMCA of Niagara strives to provide relevant, transparent and accountable governance to advance our Mission, Vision and Values while meeting all regulatory requirements of a charitable organization. Periodically, the YMCA seeks to fill vacancies for YMCA Voting Member positions.

Any Individual who is interested in becoming a YMCA Voting Member is invited to review the Voting Member criteria outlined in the YMCA Voting Member Application Form below .The Voting Member criteria requires candidates have demonstrated their alignment with the YMCA’s Mission, Vision and Values through their contribution of time, talent and treasure to the YMCA.

Interested individuals who meet the criteria, are welcome to complete and sign the application form and submit to the YMCA Governance Committee. Each spring, applications are reviewed and the YMCA of Niagara Governance Committee will bring forward recommended candidates to the YMCA Board of Directors for final selection.

The term for a Voting Member is  three years. Please contact the office of the CEO by calling (905) 646-9622 if you wish to discuss the YMCA Voting Member application process further.

Click here to download the YMCA Voting Member Application >