PEACE WEEK PROGRAM CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 17th – 24th

Monday
19th
Tuesday
20th
Wednesday
21st
Thursday
22nd
Friday
23rd
Saturday
24th
Community YMCA

Yoga for Peace (morning session) 9:00 am - 10:00 am
with Christian Stead
Centre for Immigrant Programs

Gender-Based Violence Prevention (GBVP)
lunch and learn
Community YMCA NS Works

Guided Imagery Workshop
Peace Breakfast at Pier 21

7:30 am - 9:00 am
Community YMCA NS Works

Understanding Gender-Based Violence in Intercultural Workplaces: Newcomer Experiences
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Closing Event for Peace Week TBA
St. Andrews Church Hall
(evening session)
Candlelit Yoga
Time TBA
Homework Club
TBA
Leadership Group
TBA
Community YMCA NS Works Workshops:
o Managing stress during your job search
o Conflict Management
Times TBA
Kairos Blanket Exercise
TBA
Afterschool Programming
TBA

YMCA NS Works Peace Workshops

Stay tuned for more details on our program events during Peace Week: November 17 – 24

Mark your calendars for our Peace Week Breakfast. This year our breakfast will be held on November 22nd from 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM at Pier 21.  YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA. The YMCA believes peace is more than the absence of violence and conflict. Peace is the ongoing work of building and rebuilding conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity. When Canadians embody the values of PEACE through our daily actions, we can build a better Canada. YMCA Peace Week calls people to “Build Community. Act for Peace.” When we act for peace, together we build stronger and healthier communities.

YMCA Peace Medal – “165 Years of Peace”

As part of YMCA Peace Week, YMCAs across Canada present the YMCA Peace Medal to individuals or groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, demonstrate a commitment to the values of P-E-A-C-E through contributions made within their local, national or global community. This year marks the 31st Anniversary of the YMCA Peace Medal. Since 1987, more than 1,900 individuals and groups across Canada have been recognized for their peacebuilding work with YMCA Peace Medals. Many people and organizations do important peace-building work. Some have formal connections to the YMCA, while others live and work in our communities and have no current connection to the YMCA.

2018 YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Peace Medal Nomination Form