Land Talks is a full day, interactive workshop centering the art of storytelling and witnessing diasporic peoples’ experiences of migration, place-making, and community building. The word diaspora describes the movement or settlement of peoples away from their ancestral homelands. We, the YMCA, and our partner community organizations believe that youth from diasporic communities, who [...]
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Sticking to a new fitness regimen can be hard when we do it alone - but as households increasingly feel the pressure to engage in healthy activities, family becomes our best place to find accountability. Small changes in leisure habits can create positive routines and model active lifestyles for children and adults. Everyone benefits from [...]
If we want to better understand how to help the youth in our community, we need to hear from them. This fall, the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth welcomed 12 young leaders from our community to help guide our mission and amplify young voices in our community. The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of [...]
For more than 30 years, the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has successfully worked with unemployed individuals in community-based settings to provide employment services for community members seeking employment and career advancement. Across Canada, the YMCA operates nearly 700 employment initiatives. YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Services has multiple locations in the Halifax Regional Municipality. In [...]
As a population, Canada is aging at a faster rate than we have ever seen before. According to Statistics Canada, between 1981 and 2011, the number of Canadians increased significantly amongst these three age groups: For those aged 65 to 74, from 1.5 million (6% of the total population) to 2 million (8%) For those between 75 [...]
As students navigate the employment landscape with their future careers in mind, they often require a little ‘head start’ on their journey to success. The landscape for work has changed drastically over the last decades and necessitates preparation to be ready to compete in the job market. The YMCA Head Start program is designed to [...]
October 1, 2021 The YMCA would like to take this opportunity to thank our members, participants, staff, volunteers and community partners for their commitment to health and safety for themselves and for one another over the past several months. On Monday October 4, Nova Scotia enters into Phase 5 and is mandating Proof of Vaccination [...]
Check out our new *updated* tryouts for the 2021/2022 Panthers Basketball Season! Panthers Basketball 2021/2022 Tryouts Schedule Frequently Asked Questions 2021/2022 Season Frequently Asked Questions about the Community Y Panthers Basketball Program: Please note this document is subject to change to meet compliance with the current Public Health restrictions [...]
Welcome Back to School! The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is wishing all students from elementary to post-secondary a successful 2021/2022 school year The Y is proud to support this year’s successful post-secondary candidates for the YMCA Langille Scholarship and the YMCA Ryrie Vandewater Scholarship: Ewan McDuff Aya Ali Sowon Suh Rafeeda Khashmelous Kaitlin Cullen Amhed Esmat Congratulations to [...]