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22 04, 2021

Temporary Closure Period: Friday April 23 – Thursday May 20 (inclusive):

The YMCA is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all. The safety of our members, participants, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance, and therefore we will take the appropriate measures to ensure that we are abiding by Public Health regulations. Thursday, April 22, 2021 To comply with the recent Nova [...]

14 04, 2021

YMCA 2021 Summer Day Camps Registration opens April 12, 2021

2YMCA 2021 Summer Day Camps Registration opens April 12, 2021 The YMCA Summer Day Camps are exciting environments for campers to meet new friends and participate in a variety of fun-filled activities. Parents will see their children build confidence and learn skills that will last a lifetime. Camps include daily swimming and field trips within our Community. July [...]

12 04, 2021

National GBV – Launch of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Settlement Sector Strategy

With funding from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Strategy Project Team launched its national strategy for settlement organizations this month. The strategy aims to build a common base of knowledge and coordinate responses to GBV between the settlement and anti-violence sectors. It offers five key priorities for front-line workers [...]

19 03, 2021

YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth announces the launch of Local Immigration Partnership in North Central Nova Scotia

In alignment with our work with local partners across the province to foster communities that are welcoming and inclusive in order to support newcomers to become fully engaged in the social, economic, political, and cultural life of these communities the YMCA is leading the formation of a Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) in the [...]

26 02, 2021


The Government has put a stop on sport competition for the next 4 weeks. This means that the Metro Basketball Association will cease operations and games for the next 4 weekends beginning with this weekend’s (Feb. 27 & 28) games being cancelled. While we are saddened by this news we fully support the Government and [...]

18 02, 2021

Staying healthy, just got easier at the Y.

The Y is excited to announce YThrive! Whether our members are looking to enhance their athletic performance, lose weight, increase their energy or reduce stress, our team of experts have designed a program to fit our lives. YThrive provides you with the support to get started, quick results to stay motivated and flexibility to get it [...]

16 02, 2021

YMCA Y-EAT – Pilot Meal Program for youth of all ages

YMCA Y-EAT YMCA Pilot Meal Program for youth of all ages   Meal programs play a vital role in ensuring our most vulnerable in our community are supported. What happens when meal programs are restricted due to a pandemic and there is a lack of affordable healthy food options at home?  At the YMCA, health and wellbeing means addressing the needs of everyone as an integrated whole of spirit, mind and body. We [...]

7 02, 2021

NS Public Health to ease some restrictions on gatherings

Update Feb 8,2021: Effective Monday, Feb. 8 to allow events and other gatherings restrictions by public health will be eased to the following: Effective 12 a.m. Feb. 8 until 11:59 p.m. March 7: Retail businesses can operate at 75 per cent capacity Fitness facilities can operate at 75 per cent capacity and must maintain three [...]

2 02, 2021

NS Storm Update

NS Storm Update 7:00am 02/02/21: According to current weather conditions as of 7:00am 02/02/21 we would like to notify you of the following updates to our programs. YMCA Before and After School Programming is cancelled for today. Community YMCA, Purdy's Wharf Child Care Centre, and Centre for Immigrant Programs will delay opening until noon. YMCA [...]

1 02, 2021

Deadline Extended for 2021 Call for Applications for Board of Directors

About the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a charitable, 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 160 years. The YMCA Board of Directors is a volunteer group of committed community leaders who are interested [...]