The Y’s of Community & Support

/The Y's of Community & Support
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 [...]

4 01, 2021

Philanthropy at the Heart of Community – YMCA Receives $1 Million Transformative Gift

Igniting hope through times of challenge, change and uncertainty.  The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is pleased to announce it has received a $1M donation to help support our work with youth in the community.   When Paul and Debbie Lavers contacted the YMCA indicating their desire to support the YMCA and its work in the community, it was both an exciting and transformative moment. After a [...]

23 12, 2020

The Gift of Community

The holiday season looks different this year. With travel and gathering protocols in place to protect the health of our community, many are unable to celebrate and spend time with loved ones the way we’re used to. One thing that remains the same is that your YMCA is here for you. On December 23rd, [...]

21 12, 2020

The Gift of Empathy and Care

While living in Prague, Czech Republic, Matthew Ritchie learned firsthand how difficult it can be to be a newcomer. He faced language and cultural barriers and didn’t have the social support network he was used to growing up in Nova Scotia. When he returned to Canada, he decided it was time to help new immigrants in his home country.   As Community Integration Coordinator at the YMCA Centre [...]

15 12, 2020

The Gift of Health – 21 Days of Fitness

With the holiday season fast approaching and COVID-19 top of mind—the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is here for you, even when our doors are closed. Following direction from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, we know this holiday season looks a little different; however,  YFitness 21 Day Workout Challenge will help keep you motivated and feeling supported in working towards your [...]