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

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George “Marshmallow” Forsyth

To the children from the YMCA Child Care programs he was known simply as “Marshmallow.” A jokester at heart, George [...]

Acting for Peace

It's YMCA Peace Week! This week we celebrate the existing peace in our communities, and those to contribute to building [...]

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