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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 tl.johannesson@halifax.ymca.ca 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 [...]

25 11, 2020

John W. Lindsay YMCA – Temporary Closure

John W. Lindsay YMCA - Temporary Closure Notice The YMCA is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all. The safety of our members, participants, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance, and therefore we will take the appropriate measures to ensure that we are abiding by Public Health regulations. Please read [...]

25 11, 2020

Launch of National GBV Website – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

“The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that runs annually from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (World Human Rights Day). The 16 Days are an opportunity to unite with partners around the world and reflect on what we can each do [...]

24 11, 2020

Community YMCA – Temporary Closure

The YMCA is committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming environment at all times. The safety of our members, participants, staff and volunteers is paramount and we will take all measures necessary to ensure that we are abiding by Public Health regulations. Please read our COVID-19 Policy and Practices Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Dear Community [...]