Gratitude Report

Thank You

2021 Gratitude Report

This report is created with deep appreciation for all who make our
work possible

A Message from our Board Chair, Sonya Fraser

The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged our community and truly tested our resilience. We all felt the impacts and unfortunately, some struggled more than others.

Throughout the year, the YMCA, with support from donors like you, continued to step up to the plate. Through your kindness and generosity, the YMCA was able to help hundreds in our community access YMCA programs and services that would have been beyond their reach. Hot meals were served after school, kids went to camp, families participated in swimming lessons, youth competed on the basketball court and parents knew their children were being safely cared for.

Without you, our reach would not have gone so far. For that, I am grateful. We have more work to do but with your generous support, I know that our YMCA will continue to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth, Thank you.


Sonya Fraser

Sonya Fraser
Chair of the Board
YMCA of Greater Halifax/

Meeting the needs of the community in 2021

Your impact by the numbers.

306 Unique Donors

helped eliminate barriers to participation, so everyone has access to opportunity

766 Children, Youth, Families and Adults

received support to access YMCA programs and services

4,000 hot meals

were served to food insecure children


was received in funding from grants and foundations

was awarded in Scholarships

to post-secondary students


was raised to support access to YMCA programs