16 02, 2021

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


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 know, [...]

YMCA Y-EAT – Pilot Meal Program for youth of all ages2021-08-27T18:12:11+00:00
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 [...]

Philanthropy at the Heart of Community – YMCA Receives $1 Million Transformative Gift2021-08-27T18:10:23+00:00
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, 2020, [...]

The Gift of Community2021-08-27T18:46:09+00:00
21 12, 2020

The Gift of Empathy and Care


Building Welcoming Communities for Newcomer Families to Nova Scotia 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 [...]

The Gift of Empathy and Care2021-08-27T18:53:22+00:00
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 [...]

The Gift of Health – 21 Days of Fitness2021-08-27T18:53:10+00:00
27 10, 2020

Empowering Young Women Through Basketball


Empowering Young Women Through BasketballMarlon SolisCommunications ManagerYMCA of Greater Halifax/DartmouthEmpowering our communities is never a one-time “done and dusted” deal. This is especially true for the Community YMCA with 70 years a community built around basketball that has impacted youth well beyond the sport into their education, wellbeing, careers, and identity.  Since founding the Maritime Elite Girls Basketball Academy (MEGA) based out of the Community YMCA Coach Lezlie States has been dedicated to address missing avenues of support for young women in the Northend of Halifax [...]

Empowering Young Women Through Basketball2021-08-27T18:56:27+00:00