The Optimist Club of Ancaster

The Optimist Club of Ancaster is a community service organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves". We have been supporting youth in Ancaster since 1956. Optimist clubs are members of the worldwide Optimist International service organization dedicated to serving the youth of their communities.

Our Impact: We are a group of people who care about youth. It is conservatively estimated that each Optimist member positively impacts 35 children and youth annually. Our 31 members translates into a minimum positive impact for 1085 children and youth annually in Ancaster. Check out the list of organizations we support

The purpose of the Optimist Club of Ancaster is to develop “Optimism” as a philosophy of life and to aid and encourage the youth of our community. 

Are you in good standing in the community, have integrity and a heart for serving kids? Come join us! We’d love to meet you as our guest at our weekly meetings.

Optimist Club of Ancaster Meetings
1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Ancaster Optimist Hall
237 Manitou Way
Ancaster, ON L9G 1Y1


  • VOLUNTEER Are you interested in joining our team so that you can Bring Out the Best in Kids in your community? For more information, click here.
  • PROGRAMSThe Optimist Club of Ancaster runs many events during the year. Our events include an exciting Breakfast with Santa, fundraising for Canadian Tire Jumpstart, COLS sponsorship, Bursaries for students and more! Click here to learn more about our activities and how you can get involved.
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    Canadian Children's Optimist Foundation 
    Optimist International Foundation