2019-2020: A year in review

It has been one of the most challenging years in the Y's 176-year history. Everything we have achieved is thanks to the dedication and strength of our people. It hasn’t been easy, but we have come out the other side as a stronger, more unified Y.
Read the full intro

1. Messages from our leaders

Reflections from our CEO, Carolyn Morris, Chair of the Board, Peter Jordan, and our Young Person of the Year, Jake Alway.
More from the Y's leaders

2. The curveball that was COVID-19

Like most organisations, we were significantly impacted by COVID-19, with some of our industries the hardest hit. Here's a snapshot of how each sector at the Y was impacted and how we responded.
More on the pandemic

3. Some of our highlights

Every year it is a tricky to choose which stories to tell - there are so many great ones! We've chosen some key highlights from across the Y, both from a pre-COVID time (remember that?) and of course, some of the challenges and changes we achieved during the pandemic.
Stories from the Y

4. Making an impact

At the Y, our range services means we reach communities in many different ways. Whether it's supporting young people like Cam back into the community, or through skateboarding, swimming lessons or a high ropes course at YMCA Camps - we make a big impact. This snapshot shows the reach and impact we've had during 2019-2020.
Our impact

5. Virtual Y

This was our shining beacon of hope and one of the good things to come out of the pandemic! Virtual Y launched in June 2020 - thanks to a grant from the Victorian Government and the passionate Y staff and volunteers, who were determined to adapt our products digitally - meaning we could continue to support our communities.
Join our online community

6. Making great partnerships

The Y could not do the incredible work it does without the support from generous contributors in the community. This year, we needed your support more than ever before, which is why we would like to recognise and thank each and every person, organisation, government agency and industry partner who has supported us.
Our partners

7. The financials

It goes without saying that our financials are reflective of a year in which many of our services were fully closed for an extended period of time. Despite these major setbacks, we are proud of what we were able to achieve, with all decisions made with the sustainability of our organisation at the forefront.
Surviving the lockdown

Thank you

Thank you for reading this year’s annual report. We hope that you’ve gained an insight into how the Y supports all Victorians. While this year has been challenging, the Y has and will continue to provide physical and virtual spaces where people from all walks of life can find a sense of belonging and connection.
Donate to the Y