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Welcome to the YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a dynamic charity that connects more than 50,000 people daily. Since 1853, the YMCA has been promoting positive values that build individuals’ spirit, mind and body. We provide programs to help those living in our communities and continually work to create stronger, and healthier communities…. Learn more about us

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Give a child the chance to play, make friends, build skills and confidence.


Help a struggling family. Give them access to affordable child care.


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  • Purdy’s Wharf Child Care will reopen at noon. All YPHD sites remain closed for the day due to HRCE school closures. Stay safe on the roads..

    19 hours ago

    Middle Musquodoboit YMCA NS Works site is closed until 10 am. We will re-evaluate at 10 am. All other Employment centres are open.

    21 hours ago

    Purdy’s Wharf Child Care will have a delayed opening today and will re-evaluate at 10 am ❄️

    23 hours ago

    HopYard Halifax

    We’re so thankful! HopYard Halifax Boxing Rock Brewing Company Blue Collar Barbershop #northend #communitybuilders #ItStartsHere

    3 days ago

    Due to the recent accident on Gottingen St., our Community Y will remain closed for the evening.

    4 days ago