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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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Acting for Peace

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Midya Hamo

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At the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth we are committed to fostering inclusive YMCA environments for the betterment of our community.

There is still much work that needs to be done in supporting and promoting anti-racism, and anti-blackness. We voice our solidarity, support, and love to our African Nova Scotian, Indigenous, and newcomer communities.

We are listening and we stand with you.


Brian Posavad
President & CEO
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