The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth has taken the necessary steps to help keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  The YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs has suspended in-person programs and activities. Staff are working remotely at this time, until further notice. 

The YMCA provides newcomer children, youth, and their families with a variety of programs and outreach services. Our approach is to deliver community-based support that is inclusive and welcoming. We also provide services for students at several partner schools. Our YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs helps newcomers to Canada settle into their new communities while also supporting the community in understanding the issues and barriers they face. With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, our YMCA offers several programs to help immigrants feel at home and engaged in our community.

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs Weekly Schedule

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs Weekly Schedule (Arabic)

Mobile Crisis Team

The Mobile Crisis Team are here to support clients in navigating their way through accessing critical needs during this difficult time, this includes needs like income assistance, housing, Employment Insurance, and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to name a few.

YMCA Youth Outreach

YMCA Active Living


Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Men’s Action Project (GBVP)

Our provincial YMCA YREACH Settlement Staff continue to provide information, and settlement/integration support to Immigrants, Refugees, and their families who are new to communities outside of HRM.

YREACH Staff Contact Information and Site Locations

For Language Instruction program inquiries please contact: Josh White at (778) 350-5674

YMCA School Settlement Staff  (30 School Settlement Sites)