November 26, 2020 – COVID Operational Update

In support of public health priorities, the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs will be limiting in-person services and programs until December 10, 2020, when a reassessment by public health will take place. In-person access to the Centre will by appointment and urgent situations. Centre-based programming will be offered virtually. These programs include: 

  • Client Intake 
  • Youth Outreach  
  • Active Living  
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention Project  
  • Employment and Education  
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program  
  • Canada Connects  
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomers  
  • Saturday Study Skills 

Mobile Crisis can be reached virtually by phone or email. In-person appointments with a Mobile Crisis worker are reserved for urgent crises while ensuring health measures such as physical distancing, mask-wearing, disinfecting and hand sanitizing are followed.   The School Settlement program will continue to provide support while aligning with Public Health directives as it pertains to school operations.    YREACH and programs based outside of HRM will follow community-specific guidance.   Throughout these two weeks, YMCA will continue to provide client-informed services that are responsive to ongoing and emerging needs. Please refer to our website www.ymcahfx.ca and social media channels for timely and accessible information about public health and safety protocols.    We are dedicated to supporting the needs, wellness and engagement of newcomers by remaining available through email, phone and online. Please reach out to us by contacting (902) 457-9622 or consulting the following information to contact our programs directly.

Welcome Desk

[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:(902)457-9622

Mobile Crisis

Matthew Ritchie
Community Integration Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-830-1485

Raneen Alauyat
Community Outreach Worker
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-579-6356

Rachel Agwata
Community Outreach Worker
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-209-8173

Ala Sabie
Community Outreach Worker
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-789-4722

Active Living

Tim Keenan
Active Living Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-209-8174

YMCA Youth Outreach

Amy Belanger
Youth Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:(902)412-6340

Employment & Education

Suzan Alhajibrahim-Marie
Employment and Education Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-209-7957

School Settlement

Achala Hewaarachchi
School Settlement Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-225 5350

Gender-based Violence Prevention

Kathryn Bates-Khan
Manager Gender Based Violence Prevention Project
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:902-456-7223

Briana Miller
GBVP Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2

YREACH

Shehab Matar
YREACH Settlement Coordinator
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2
p:(782)234 5096

Rachael Bethune
Language Lead
[email protected]

104-7071 Bayers Road,
Halifax NS B3L 2C2