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30 06, 2017

Building a Place to Grow

Robert Richardson didn’t hesitate when he was asked to volunteer with the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. The YMCA’s emphasis on the importance of communities and health in spirit, mind and body is a shared passion he has admired since he was a boy growing up in Halifax’s North End. Robert, who is the President of Compass [...]

30 06, 2017

Capital Campaign Nearing $8 Million!

Your YMCA Centre of Community Capital Campaign volunteers have been working hard to edge the campaign closer to its goal. As of May 31, 2017, the campaign had officially raised $7,976,059 of our $9,000,000 million goal, with even more good  news developing since then. At this point, all other funding sources for the entire project are in [...]

30 06, 2017

Government Invests $10 Million in New John W. Lindsay YMCA

On April 26th 2017 the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced that they would be offering $5 million in funding each towards the new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility, in support of building a stronger, healthier community for all, through the New Building Canada Fund. It was an historic moment for the YMCA and the new [...]

30 06, 2017

Paying it Forward

For capital campaign donor and long-time Y volunteer Robert Richardson, the strength of the new John W. Lindsay YMCA facility lies in its embodiment of the organization’s long-standing commitment to serving all members of the community – especially youth. Robert is drawn to the YMCA’s emphasis on communities and health in spirit, mind and body, a [...]

24 04, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: YMCA Receives $10 million in government funding for new facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   HALIFAX, NS - April 24, 2017 - The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia announced their support of $5 million each for the John W. Lindsay YMCA facility today. This funding, provided through the New Building Canada Fund, is a strategic investment in recreational infrastructure in the Halifax region that will [...]

21 04, 2017

Capital Campaign Progress

  As of September 30, 2017

20 04, 2017

The Answer to Social Connectedness

  Eat your veggies, exercise, sleep well, and… connect? Did you know that maintaining healthy social connections improves well-being? Face-to-face contact makes us happier, lowers our blood pressure, curbs depression, and improves our sleep. However, technology is cutting into our face-to-face connection time, which makes us more prone to anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, and [...]

20 04, 2017

New Website Launched!

We are so excited to introduce you to our brand new YMCA website. Our new site is responsive to mobile devices and offers a fresh new online look and feel that many YMCA’s across the country have adopted. Other highlights include: A one-stop All Programs Directory Detailed responsive maps of all the locations and program sites where we [...]

4 04, 2017

Healthy Kids Day on June 2nd

Join us for Healthy Kids Day at the Community YMCA 2269 Gottingen Street Saturday, June 2nd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and fun activities for all ages Giveaways and prizes!

4 04, 2017

Join us for our 163rd Annual General Meeting!

The YMCA's Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday, April 21st at the Community YMCA meeting room, 2269 Gottingen Street at 12 noon. This event will feature our annual updates by Board Chair Brian Jessop and the YMCA's  President & CEO Brian Posavad, with votes on important resolutions. All who donated during the 2016 [...]