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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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