The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a charitable, voluntary and community-based organization that has been making a positive impact on the lives of people of all ages, abilities, social and economic backgrounds for over 165 years. The YMCA Board of Directors is a volunteer group of committed community leaders who are interested in making a contribution to guide the organization in achieving its mission, vision and strategic goals.

Purpose:    Building healthy communities, through a sense of belonging.

Values:           Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Inclusion

Board Details & Responsibilities:

  • Stewards of the YMCA, general control and management of policy and affairs of the YMCA is vested in a Board of Directors.
  • Directors shall be eligible for two, three-year terms; however, Directors who are elected as Chair may have their term extended to fulfill the obligations of this role and that of the immediate Past Chair.
  • Attendance at Board meetings and committee meetings is required.

The YMCA is committed to the recruitment of a Board of Directors that is reflective of the diversity of the constituents that are served by the Association including consideration of gender, race, culture, skill, networks, and societal perspectives.