Tag Archive | "international"

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Taking Citizenship Global

I’m writing from Hong Kong where the World Council of YMCAs met last week and where the YMCA World Urban Network is now underway.  We’ve made the transition from a 1,100-person conversation about global citizenship to a much smaller one on the health of children and youth with chief executives of large urban Associations. In between […]

Monday, May 24, 2010


Our 2010 Annual General Meeting

In less than a week, the National Council of YMCAs will be in session.  This annual general meeting of representatives from 53 Associations is always a time to reconnect, renew friendships and make new ones, and conduct the business of our federation.  This year, it will be this and more. A record number of delegates […]

Friday, May 7, 2010


Dispatch from Africa

  The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s Tom Coon and nine other volunteer and staff leaders are returning to Canada today after a week in Ghana.  Tom, who is also the chair of YMCA Canada’s international workgroup, sent this report: So many resources, so few resources …  Africa is such a continent of contrasts.  Rich in people […]

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Day 50

This week, we’re marking the mid-point in the 100 day plan that I launched on January 4th, 2010.  It’s time to take stock of what we’ve done so far and what we have left to do.  It’s also time to try out the little video camera in my laptop.  So, here’s my Day 50 report delivered […]