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The YMCA is privileged to be supported by such a devoted group of local sponsors for the Celebration of Youth Awards. We invite you to read more below.

Become a Sponsor
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please call 519-330-1117. 


Bkejwanong First Nation

Bkejwanong First Nation, also known as Walpole Island, encompasses six islands that have been occupied by the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Ottawa peoples for thousands of years. These Nations also represent the Council of the Three Fires, which is a political and cultural confederacy that has survived the test of time. Bkejwanong is home to some of the most diverse wetlands, oak savannas, and tallgrass prairies of the Great Lakes region.


CMHA Lambton Kent

As a leader and champion for mental health, CMHA Lambton Kent provides services and facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health. Our efforts promote community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

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Chatham-Kent Family YMCA Foundation 

The Chatham-Kent YMCA Foundation is a volunteer lead charitable organization dedicated to supporting the work of the YMCA in the Chatham-Kent community.  Each year the CKYF Trustees, acting on behalf of the Foundation sponsor a selection of YMCA programs that help to deliver on the YMCA's mission of strengthening the potential within individuals to build stronger communities. 


Community Living Wallaceburg

Established in 1956, Community Living Wallaceburg has a rich history of community building activities. Governed by a skilled and dedicated Board of Directors, Community Living Wallaceburg and its staff teams are committed to strategic actions that enable children, youth and adults who have an intellectual disability to share equally in all elements of community life.

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The Co-operators Group Ltd.

Co-operators staff and Financial Advisors have been making Canadian communities safer, healthier and more resilient for decades. As a co-operative, our commitment to communities is an operating principle that inspires us to take action, provide support and raise awareness when there’s a need. In addition to the work we do in communities, we offer insurance products tailored to non-profits and volunteer organizations, providing coverage to ensure that their staff members and volunteers are safe.


The Frank and Mary Uniac Foundation

The Frank and Mary Uniac Foundation has been an outstanding supporter of many organizations in Chatham-Kent. The generosity of this foundation will be felt for generations in our community.

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HollisWealth; Peter Jamieson & Stephanie VanDerMeersch

Peter Jamieson & Stephanie VanDerMeersch are portfolio managers engaged in private wealth management and financial advisory services.  Their HollisWealth office is a full service investment dealer backed by iA Financial Group, the fourth largest life and health insurance company in Canada.  HollisWealth is a member of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada.

Howard J. Rees

The Howard J.  Rees Foundation, Brett McEwan, Investors Group Financial Inc.

The Howard J. Rees Foundation is a private foundation established by the late Dr. Howard J. Rees in 1986 as a non-profit charitable corporation. The purpose of The Howard J. Rees Foundation is to promote education, health, welfare, medicine, general culture, public recreation and the arts within the community of South-Kent in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. 

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Junctura Group

The Junctura Group was founded on two principles: investing in its communities and helping make those same investments bigger, better, faster. With a strong ‘back yard first’ approach and a healthy philanthropic belief, Junctura has supported and invested in various community events and activities. Through technology, financial and business strategies, Junctura has made, and will continue to take a best foot forward approach to all its companies.

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Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Resident Attraction and Retention 

As part of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Community Attraction and Promotion section, Resident Attraction and Retention (RAR) contributes to the quality of life in Chatham-Kent by attracting new residents and retaining existing residents, supporting a vibrant and connected community, working with employers to support a skilled and diversified workforce, and promoting local opportunities for personal and professional success. Through the baCK to Chatham-Kent initiative, RAR celebrates the stories of local residents who have chosen to come baCK to make Chatham-Kent their home and in so doing, encourages others to make a similar journey baCK home.


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North Kent Wind 1

North Kent Wind 1 places great importance on being an active part of the local communities where the project is being developed. North Kent Wind 1 has created many local benefits, including job creation, business for local contractors, and direct financial benefits from equity ownership, property taxes and a community benefits contribution.

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North Kent Mutual Insurance

North Kent Mutual Insurance is a community based mutual insurance company that offers a full range of home, auto, business and farm insurance. We are owned and operated for the benefit of the policyholders. With a Mutual insurance company, your premiums stay in the community, employing neighbours, supporting the local economy and giving back. We invest in local projects and support what matters most to our policyholders. We’ve been “buying local for generations and community spirit has been part of our style for more than 115 years.

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Sun Life Financial

Trusted for generations
Sun Life Financial's roots run deep in Canada, where our company was founded more than 150 years ago. Our business began with the sale of insurance and has expanded to offer wealth solutions to our clients. Today we are an industry leader with a client base of millions of individuals and thousands of companies across the country - and many million more clients around the world.

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Thompsons Ltd.

Our Mission is to create success in the agri-food community, through integrity, relationships and innovation.Thompsons are well into the eighth decade of steady growth and look forward to the challenges and opportunities of the next century involving safe food production. 





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