Youth Zone is located at the Community YMCA on the first floor in our community space. It is open to all youth and is a safe, inclusive space for youth to meet Monday – Friday from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM to begin a five-week planning session with youth from different communities in Halifax. This youth lead five-week planning session will begin in the first week of September and is aimed to build a partnership of youth from the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre, and our YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs. After this five-week planning session is complete, the youth will have developed a community initiative plan they are passionate about as a collective.

50 + Group Every Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM our community space will be welcoming people ages 50+ to socialize, play games, and participate in workshops, where light refreshments like tea/coffee will be provided. The purpose is to create a space where those who are 50+ can gather and share stories.

Youth Leadership Development With a little nudge in the right direction towards the right opportunities, we can help youth find and use their voice to share their ideas and thoughts on how to build a healthier community. Our Community YMCA offers Youth Leadership Programs, youth leadership camps, volunteer opportunities and more to help youth step up in their communities. Youth Home Economics will take place in our Youth Zone. Arts and crafts, games, cooking, learning about sewing/knitting, and guest speakers, will all be a part of this interactive educational program.


Pickleball Nova Scotia “the fastest growing sport in North America” is introduced trial classes in September at our Community YMCA, and they were a big success! Check them out with a $5 drop-in fee at the Front Desk.

Tuesdays: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Thursdays: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a racket/paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, squash, and ping pong and is played by people of all ages and skill levels. The game is easy for beginners to learn but a match between experienced and competitive players can be fast paced and intense. Pickleball is currently experiencing a massive growth in popularity. The number of venues in Nova Scotia continues to expand. For more information on places to play, equipment, the rules and more visit:

To register for all programs please visit our Community YMCA Front Desk:

T: (902) 422-9622 2269 Gottingen Street Halifax, NS B3K 3B7

 Fall Schedule