November 19, 2021

YMCA Looks to Better Understand Health and Fitness Needs of the Community

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka to conduct a survey of Barrie residents as plans for a new facility move forward

The YMCA is in ongoing conversations with the City regarding its plans to open a new “community hub” on Worsley Street next to the Barrie Public Library. Along with community meeting spaces, licensed child care, partnerships with Youth Haven and RVH, the “hub” would be home to a new health, fitness and aquatic centre. The planning process for the Y involves developing an understanding of residents’ current participation in recreational, fitness, health and aquatic activities as well as their future activity preferences.

The YMCA has commissioned research to support the planning process. A major component of the research is the conduct of a telephone survey. The telephone survey will be of a randomly selected (each adult resident is equally likely to be contacted), statistically valid and representative sample of adult residents of Barrie. Adult residents will be interviewed over the telephone regarding their present and future participation in recreation, fitness, health and aquatic programs and activities. Each interview will take approximately ten minutes to complete. The telephone survey will be conducted over the next few weeks.

The survey is being undertaken by LeisurePlan International Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in planning and market research within the health, fitness and recreation fields in Ontario.

If you are one of the randomly selected adult residents contacted to participate in the survey, please take the time to respond. Your responses and those of the others contacted as part of the survey will assist in the planning and provision of services by the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka. Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.

If residents would like more information on the survey, they can contact any of the following:

About the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body with a sense of responsibility to each other and the global community. As a charity, the YMCA is committed to inspiring people to reach their full potential.

For more information, go to www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca.

Contact: Brian Shelley, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Phone: 705 627-2304

Email: brian.shelley@sm.ymca.ca

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a charity commited to building a healthy community for all.

YMCA Mission:A community-building charity that connects people to each other and to experiences designed to build health and strength, skills and confidence, and opportunities for exploration and growth.
YMCA Vision:Vibrant and connected communities where everyone belongs.
YMCA Values:Kindness, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Respect, Optimism

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