“My family doesn’t have to travel to get the services we need. We have in-person support right now in our Community”

Our provincial YMCA Settlement Program provide place-based settlement and languages support to Immigrant, Refugees, and their families who are new to communities outside of HRM.

We work with local partners to create welcoming communities and have staff in multiple smaller centres across the province

  • 9 in-person, local Settlement and Integration support sites
  • Over 20 different Language Instruction sites

Our program includes:

  • In-person Individual and group settlement services
  • Community Orientation and support in accessing services
  • Social events and recreational opportunities
  • Child and Youth Programming
  • Solution-focused counselling and advocacy
  • Awareness raising and welcoming communities initiatives
  • Community collaboration and referrals
  • In-person Language instruction
  • Needs Assessments and Settlement Plans for Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP) participants

We currently have 9  locations throughout Nova Scotia and YREACH and Provincial Settlement Staff can be contacted directly for further information on the services provided in each community.

At YREACH, we work with local partners to create welcoming communities, with staff in smaller centres across the province. We provide information, orientation, and settlement/integration support to immigrants, refugees, and their families who are new to communities outside of Halifax Regional Municipality. There are nine in-person local Settlement and Integration support sites, and over 20 different language sites.

Our YREACH Locations

LocationAddressYMCA Settlement StaffContact InformationHours of Operation
AmherstThe YMCA of Cumberland
92 Church St., Amherst NS, B4H 4A1
Heeyeon Son[email protected]Tel: (902) 397-3915MONDAY-FRIDAY: 9:00AM-4:30PM
BridgewaterYMCA Lunenburg County
75 High St.,
Bridgewater NS, B4V 1V8
Samir Upadhyay[email protected]
Tel: (902) 543-9622
M: (902) 880-4040
DigbyFundy YMCA
1043 Hwy 1
Cornwallis NS, B0S 1H0
Nadine Lauren[email protected]
Tel: (902) 638-8095
M: (902) 249-0150

Valley Community Learning Association
49 Cornwallis St. #106,
Kentville NS, B4N 2E3
Sarah Ehler[email protected]
Tel: (902) 679-5252
M: (902) 670-4103
New Glasgow352 East River Road
New Glasgow NS, B2H 3P7
Susie Doucet (she/her)[email protected]
Tel: (902) 223-6759
Port HawkesburyPort Hawkesbury Civic Centre
606 Reeves St.,
Port Hawkesbury NS, B9A 2R7
Trina Samson[email protected]
Tel: (902) 631-2563
Sydney500 George St. Suite 150
Sydney NS, B1P 1K6
Rob Martin[email protected]
Tel: (902) 217-0565
TruroMaggie’s Place
1027 Prince St.,
Truro NS, B2N 1H7
Karen Kittilsen Levine[email protected]
Tel: 902-899-4573
YarmouthYMCA Yarmouth
255 Main St.,
Yarmouth NS, B5A 1E2
Dolores Atwood[email protected]
Tel: (902) 742-7181
M: (902) 307-1413