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22 01, 2021

Public Health Restrictions to be extended until Feb 7

Updates Jan 22,2021: Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, Jan. 22, that most public health restrictions will be extended until at least Feb. 7. Some restrictions for sports and arts and culture organizations will be eased starting Jan. 25. Changes include: sports teams can start [...]

15 01, 2021

2021 Call for Applications for Board of Directors

About the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is a charitable, community-based organization that has been making a positive impact on the lives of people of all ages, abilities, social and economic backgrounds for over 160 years. The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth Board of Directors is a volunteer group of committed community leaders [...]

4 01, 2021

Philanthropy at the Heart of Community – YMCA Receives $1 Million Transformative Gift

Igniting hope through times of challenge, change and uncertainty.  The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is pleased to announce it has received a $1M donation to help support our work with youth in the community.   When Paul and Debbie Lavers contacted the YMCA indicating their desire to support the YMCA and its work in the community, it was both an exciting and transformative moment. After a [...]

4 01, 2021

Full Time Day Camp Available from January 4 – January 8

The YMCA of Greater Halifax/ Dartmouth will be offering a Full-time Day Camp January 4 to January 8 from 8:30am to 5pm. We have two sites available, the Community YMCA and Apostles Church. The cost will be $100 for the week, per child. Please email for more information and to register your child(ren).

17 12, 2020

The John W. Lindsay YMCA reopens on December 21st

We are opening the John W. Lindsay YMCA on Monday December 21st at 6:00am!! Our holiday opening (Dec 21 – Jan 3) will be for YMCA Members on hold & Punch Pass holders ONLY. We will not be selling day passes or accepting guests of members during this period. If you have cancelled your membership, [...]

15 12, 2020

The Gift of Health – 21 Days of Fitness

With the holiday season fast approaching and COVID-19 top of mind—the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is here for you, even when our doors are closed. Following direction from the Nova Scotia Health Authority, we know this holiday season looks a little different; however,  YFitness 21 Day Workout Challenge will help keep you motivated and feeling supported in working towards your [...]

15 12, 2020

YMCA COVID-19 Operational Update

To comply with the recent Nova Scotia Public Health announcement on Friday December 4: The John W. Lindsay YMCA & Community YMCA will be closed until December 16. This includes YMCA Forever Fit Programs. The Community YMCA after school program (mon - fri 3pm-5:30pm) will continue to be offered (registered participants only).  For more information visit:  [...]

9 12, 2020

Free Rapid Testing Site at the Community YMCA – December 13 & 14

The Community YMCA (2269 Gottingen St.) and NS Public Health are hosting a free rapid testing site on: Sunday December 13 10:30am - 6:00pm Monday December 14 1:30pm - 8:00pm Who can get tested? Anyone over 16 years NO COVID Symptoms Have NOT been to any exposure sites Have not travelled outside the Atlantic bubble [...]

27 11, 2020

YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Centre – Limited Public Access

In accordance to the recent NS Public Health announcement, YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Centers will offer limited public access to our centres by appointment only, effective Thursday, November 26, 2020, for two weeks.  We continue to offer one-on-one appointments by phone or virtually, in addition to virtual workshops.  A reassessment by Public Health will take place on December 19.   Online bookings [...]

27 11, 2020

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs – COVID-19 Update

In support of public health priorities, the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs will be limiting in-person services and programs until December 10, 2020, when a reassessment by public health will take place. In-person access to the Centre will by appointment and urgent situations. Centre-based programming will be offered virtually. These programs include:  Client Intake  Youth Outreach   Active Living   Gender-Based Violence Prevention [...]