Peace Medals

THANK YOU 450,000 times over for supporting the YMCA Peace Medals!

In the name of YMCA youth, we extend a heartfelt thank you — to you. We look forward to seeing you again next year!Thank you for being with us last night in support of YMCA youth at the 2018 YMCA Peace Medals Gala Dinner presented by Desjardins.

Thank you to all the laureates and to our honorary laureate, Sophie Brochu, for leaving us feeling so inspired and so moved. Thank you for sharing your vision of the world with such passion!

Last night, you didn't just invest in our TeenZones, you invested in the lives of young people — In the lives of Abdullah, Alamine, Ali, Daniel, Erik, Evans, Jade, Jean-Marie, Methula, Nathanial, Radhika, Shannon, Socrate and so many others.

None of what we do would be possible without the generosity of our donors and volunteers. Without your generosity. Thank you for trusting the Y.

Together, we are creating communities where each person has a place and is able to reach their full potential so that Québec remains a safe and welcoming place for present and future generations.

In the name of YMCA youth, we extend a heartfelt thank you — to you. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

To see the best moments of last year’s inspiring and moving event, take a look at the:

> Photo Album 

> ​Photo Booth sponsored by BMO

Reserve your tickets with Chantal Mallette at /
514-849-5331, ext. 1297.

Are you unable to attend, but would like to make a donation? Click here.

For 30 years now, the YMCA has proudly recognized individuals or groups who have shown their commitment to peace through community action. Do you know remarkable people who are taking concrete action to build harmonious communities? Nominate them or encourage them to apply. Please contact Michel Forgues at

What is peace?

"More than the absence of violence and conflict, peace is the presence of conditions like fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity. Peace is also the ongoing work of building and rebuilding these conditions."

Our commitment to peace took shape in 1981, when YMCAs in 127 countries, all part of the World Alliance of YMCAs, signed the Official Peace Statement and established YMCA World Peace Day.