The YMCA Nova Scotia Works centres of Greater Halifax and Dartmouth, advocate for all community members that are interested in finding new and alternative employment options. We work to bridge the connection between employers and prospective employees, our clients, by providing a compassionate and safe environment where all stakeholders are able to feel welcomed and included by motivating them to participate, guiding them through the challenges of life. Clients actively engage in turning their lives around and enhancing their abilities through our various workshops & services.

Peace Week Workshops

Located at our Community YMCA
2269 Gottingen St.

Wednesday, November 21st  

Guided Imagery                                                                                            Times TBD

  • Guided imagery also known as guided meditation is a calming experience where participants will be encouraged to become comfortable and listen to the speaker as they work to illustrate a peaceful relaxed mental state by painting a soothing picture. All the while the participant’s imagination allows them to drift off to solitude, returning refreshed and ready to go!


Friday, November 23rd

Understanding Gender-Based Violence in Intercultural Workplaces: Newcomer Experiences         9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  • This experience is designed to highlight some challenges and struggles of Gender-Based discrimination and violence within the workplace. The information provided will help participants in seeing new perspectives to allow them to have a more full understanding of the ‘cause and effect’ of such discrimination, on the individuals involved.

Managing stress during your job search                                                Times TBD

  • Strategies and social tools that are beneficial in helping to manage the stressors associated with the job search are very important. Several self-care tips and ways in which you may help to reduce your stress, as well as managing it when the time comes will be provided.


Conflict Management                                                                                      Times TBD

  • Conflict at work is often caused by miscommunication. Ways in which you can adjust to work with colleagues and employers in a mutually beneficial manner will be suggested as well as an open forum for participants to share examples of their faults and/or successes. Together we will work together to develop a clear understanding of some challenges and how to overcome them effectively.