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We offer a wide variety of programs to help individuals and families grow and thrive. Find the one that’s right for you!

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

It Starts Here

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Today’s youth are engaged and ready to make a difference. As valued members of our community, we know that their ideas and energy have the power to affect meaningful change. On International Youth Day, let’s celebrate youth and their contributions and real solutions as we strive together to recover
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Check out our Labour Market Information workshop today from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm! Register now at www.ymcansworks.ca/workshops
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