With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, our YMCA offers several programs to help immigrants feel at home and engaged in our community.

The YMCA provides newcomer children, youth, and their families with a variety of programs and outreach services. Our approach is to deliver community-based support that is inclusive and welcoming. We also provide services for students at several partner schools. Our YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs helps newcomers to Canada settle into their new communities while also supporting the community in understanding the issues and barriers they face.

As a multi service organization committed to building healthy communities the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth offers a variety of programming that supports newcomer settlement and integration with a focus on families, being place-based, being active and being engaged in community.