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3 07, 2020

Re-Opening our YMCA

The need for YMCA programs and services is more important than ever.  We’re here to help you focus on what matters most: your health, your family, and the supports you need to return to work and re-engage in your community. It will feel different when you return to your YMCA, but we will continue to strive [...]

24 03, 2020

COVID-19 Resources

For the latest public health information on COVID-19 (coronavirus) Federal updates: canada.ca/coronavirus 1-833-784-4397 Provincial updates: novascotia.ca/coronavirus If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, take the online self-assessment first before calling 811. Federal self-assessment: https://ca.thrive.health/covid19/en Provincial self-assessment: https://811.novascotia.ca/ Additional Resources: Download Social Distancing Posters (five languages):  English Arabic French ZH-CN Mi'kmaw  The Mental [...]

17 01, 2020

The John W. Lindsay YMCA Community Hub is OPEN!

Over 300 Haligonians have already said they’re IN by pre-registering for their John W. Lindsay YMCA membership - and you could be next. Our John W. Lindsay Community Hub in Spring Garden Place (5640 Spring Garden Road, Suite 203), is now open regular hours. Come meet the team and have a chance to win your membership every [...]

13 12, 2019

Pre-registration for John W. Lindsay Memberships begin tomorrow!

We’re excited to meet you! From December 14 - 21, the new John W. Lindsay Community Hub in Spring Garden Place (5640 Spring Garden Road, Suite 203) will be running a special holiday pop-up, giving our JWL newsletter subscribers exclusive access to pre-register for the John W. Lindsay YMCA. For all membership details visit: www.jwl2020.ca [...]

17 09, 2019

Peace Medal Nominations Now Open

YMCA Peace Medal Nomination Form YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast  Mark your calendars for our Peace Medal Breakfast. This year our breakfast will be held on November 19th from 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at Pier 21.  YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities, and reflect on the peace-building [...]

7 05, 2019

YMCA Healthy Kids Day at the Community YMCA

Did you know that only 7% of youth and 15% of adults in Canada meet daily physical activity requirements? That's why the YMCA hold Healthy Kids Day each year - a free family and community event to help kids and families embrace healthy habits and make them a lifelong practice. Thank you, Chronicle Herald (Halifax Citizen) for capturing [...]

12 02, 2019

Black to Business Magazine Features Amber Grosse

Featuring: Amber Grosse Program Coordinator, YMCA Community Action Network The Black Business Initiative's Black to Business Winter Magazine featured Amber Grosse in their "Celebrating 20 Years of Business is Jammin' (BIJ)" feature. Amber had previously worked with the Black Business Initiative (BIJ) as Youth Coordinator until December of 2017. Shortly after her time with BIJ, [...]

5 02, 2019

New Beginnings start here.

The YMCA began assisting Sawsan Shamo in April of 2017 as she was seeking admission to Saint Mary’s University. She did not have all her academic transcripts, as she was unable to acquire them from Syria due to the civil war. The transcripts that she was able to bring in addition to the YMCA staff [...]

29 01, 2019

“I love that I can relate to my clients. I can tell them my story.”

Kim Marsman has been with the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth for 10 years. Read her Y Story. "My proudest moments include having the opportunity to work in a place that allows me to connect and help others."

4 12, 2018

George “Marshmallow” Forsyth

To the children from the YMCA Child Care programs he was known simply as “Marshmallow.” A jokester at heart, George Forsyth was always excited to take part in the Grand Friends program at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building. The Grand Friends program brings together children from our YMCA Child Care with the residents at [...]