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8 07, 2021

The YMCA partners with Shannex in newcomer pilot language skills program

2021-07-19T12:51:32+00:00

As newcomer settlement coordinator for the YMCA, InHae Park noticed she was receiving a large number of requests from Shannex, as an employer, for settlement services. Specifically, help with language skills. Shannex provides a full continuum of care services for seniors including home care, retirement living, assisted living, memory care and long term care.   [...]

The YMCA partners with Shannex in newcomer pilot language skills program2021-07-19T12:51:32+00:00
29 06, 2021

YMCA Langille Scholarship – now accepting applications

2021-06-29T13:08:44+00:00

The YMCA is now accepting applications for the YMCA Langille Scholarship.  The YMCA Langille Scholarship recognizes the contributions students make in building our community and helps them financially to reach their potential in post-secondary education. It is made possible through the generosity of a YMCA donor and supporter. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE REQUIRED [...]

YMCA Langille Scholarship – now accepting applications2021-06-29T13:08:44+00:00
22 06, 2021

Keaudre Beals: 2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient

2021-06-28T17:02:57+00:00

Our YMCA is proud to announce Keaudre Beals as the recipient of this year's Ted Rogers Scholarship.  Keaudre Beals hails from the community of East Preston which is one of the original 52 black communities in Nova Scotia. East Preston is considered to be a marginalized community where financial assistance for post-secondary for [...]

Keaudre Beals: 2021 Ted Rogers Scholarship Recipient2021-06-28T17:02:57+00:00
14 06, 2021

John W. Lindsay Reopens June 16

2021-06-14T20:28:45+00:00

It's official we are reopening the John W. Lindsay YMCA on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 5:45 am! Lane Swim booking at the John W. Lindsay YMCA will open Tuesday June 15 at 9am on our MyY App. Our Operational Hours effective June 16 (with confirmation from the province) will be: Monday to Fridays: 5.45am [...]

John W. Lindsay Reopens June 162021-06-14T20:28:45+00:00
25 05, 2021

Head Start 2021 Job Search Camps

2021-06-06T10:35:10+00:00

Are you looking for part-time or summer employment? Register now for the three day job search camp! Happening this July 12th 2021. Running from 9:30am to 3:30pm each day. Join us on the following dates: July 12 - 14 July 19 - 21 July 26 -28 August 3 - 5 August 9 - [...]

Head Start 2021 Job Search Camps2021-06-06T10:35:10+00:00
17 05, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines – What You Need to Know

2021-06-05T12:33:29+00:00

COVID-19 Vaccines – What You Need to Know  The vaccine can protect people from getting COVID-19. It also protects people from getting very sick from COVID-19. Nova Scotia uses vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech Moderna Health Canada has approved these vaccines to be used in Canada. When you get the vaccine, you protect yourself. You [...]

COVID-19 Vaccines – What You Need to Know2021-06-05T12:33:29+00:00
22 04, 2021

Temporary Closure Period: Friday April 23

2021-05-20T17:20:15+00:00

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 [...]

Temporary Closure Period: Friday April 232021-05-20T17:20:15+00:00
14 04, 2021

YMCA 2021 Summer Day Camps Registration opens April 12, 2021

2021-04-14T17:19:32+00:00

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 [...]

YMCA 2021 Summer Day Camps Registration opens April 12, 20212021-04-14T17:19:32+00:00
12 04, 2021

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

2021-04-13T13:28:49+00:00

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 [...]

National GBV – Launch of the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Settlement Sector Strategy2021-04-13T13:28:49+00:00
19 03, 2021

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

2021-06-05T12:35:33+00:00

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 North [...]

YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth announces the launch of Local Immigration Partnership in North Central Nova Scotia2021-06-05T12:35:33+00:00