At the YMCA, we believe in strong, inclusive communities

We work to ensure that people of all backgrounds, ages, abilities, races, orientations, cultures and genders feel they belong as part of our YMCA. Our Centre for Immigrant Programs delivers programming specifically to help newcomers feel at home in their new communities.

From helping children and youth adjust to their new schools to fitness classes for adults, we help more than 1,500 immigrant and refugee program participants each year in Halifax and across the province to grow in spirit, mind and body. With support from the federal and provincial governments, our programs and services are offered free of charge. We’ve been welcoming immigrants and refugees to Halifax and Nova Scotia for more than 20 years.

We are proud to be part of building healthier, stronger and diverse communities.