With our survey results in hand we are continuing our Engagement work in partnership with our new Employee Empowerment Committee.  The Committee met last Thursday, July 25th to review the engagement survey results in more detail and for deep discussion around what it’s like to work at the Y.  We captured some great feedback around career opportunity, transparency and fairness in compensation, staff appreciation, onboarding, and inclusion. All employees will be provided with opportunity to provide additional feedback and insight into their own experience through a series of focus groups occurring throughout August and September. The focus group schedule is as follows:

Focus Group Session #1

August 22nd, 2019

10 am – 11:30 am

Wyse Road Employment Centre – Dartmouth, NS


Focus Group Session #2

August 29th, 2019

1:30 pm – 3 pm

Community YMCA – Halifax, NS


Focus Group Session #3

October 3rd, 2019

10 am – 11:30 am

Centre for Immigrant Programs – Halifax, NS

The information collected throughout our focus group sessions will help guide us in our Engagement work as we move forwards. To register for a session please contact Amy Rector, Human Resources Manager via email at [email protected] or by calling (902) 579-8177.


Employee Empowerment Committee

The Employee Empowerment Committee met on July 25th to welcome in 3 new members.  Rounding out the Committee we welcome:

  • Amber Grosse, YCAN Program Coordinator
  • Brittany Alminayan, Registrar and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Kailee Hominick, Communications Manager

Amber, Brittany, and Kailee have joined the group and will be working alongside existing committee members Briana Miller, Iman Farhat, Stephen Nelson, Rebecca MacEachern, Kathy Dillman-Smith, and James Phelps.  Stay tuned for more updates from this group as we continue to work together to enhance the YMCA work experience.