Exploits Valley YMCA

The YMCA of Exploits Valley is located in Grand Falls-Windsor and supports the surrounding Central Newfoundland community through their numerous programs including health and fitness, aquatics, and child care. They are committed to improving the lives of children and families in their communities by providing safe places, caring and trained volunteers and staff, and programs that teach life skills

The Challenge

The original YMCA of Exploits Valley website was several years old and therefore outdated. The theme that their WordPress website was using was so outdated that it could no longer be updated. The YMCA team had updates that they wanted to make including new pages, style changes and content upgrades but were unable to do so making their website frustrating to use.

The Solution

Considering how outdated their original website was and the number of changes the YMCA wanted to make, we started from the very beginning with a new sitemap. From there, we were able to collaborate with the YMCA team to gather new content and imagery to develop a fresh and modern WordPress website. Knowing that the YMCA team would be making routine edits, we built the website with global sections so information could be updated once and then reflected across all areas of the website, minimizing their editing time. We also provided them with training sessions so they could make changes with ease.

The Results

While remaining true to the YMCA Canada brand standards, we were able to give the YMCA of Exploits Valley website a new look and feel that is easy to edit and change. Many of the YMCA’s workflows were simplified with the introduction of digital applications for various programs including volunteering, careers and child care programs while a new document library tool allows them to keep their documents organized in the backend. Their new website is accessible, responsive, and able to grow and scale as their programs continue to do so.

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Exploits Valley YMCA

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