Community 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 our COVID-19 Policy and Practices

November 24, 2020

Dear Community YMCA Participants,

We are sure you have heard during the Nova Scotia Government’s press conference today, some new Public Health restrictions that will be in place as of Wednesday November 25 at midnight for a period of two weeks. Unfortunately, we will have to postpone most of our Community YMCA Programming until we are otherwise advised by Public Health.

This includes; Men’s Prep Basketball, Pickleball, Badminton, Volleyball, Soccer and Panthers Basketball, Weekend youth Basketball.

Our Youth Leadership groups will be moving to an online virtual platform with details to come.

Our After-School Program will continue from 3pm to 5:30pm Monday through Friday and will be following strict Covid-19 protocols. A reminder that this program is for registered participants only.

If you have any questions, please reach out. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe everyone.


TL Johannesson

Manager, Child and Youth

After School Programs at the Community YMCA

We are now offering After School Program at our Community YMCA from the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We have had to modify this program to be registration only. 

We have a lot of activities to offer please click on the calendar to see the month of October. We are always open to new program suggestions by the youth for the youth.

Please note, teens are able to register themselves.

The program has been modified to strictly adhere to the Nova Scotia Public Health and Safety protocols and our internal YMCA Health and Safety protocols. 

For more information or to register, please contact:

 YMCA Child and Youth Supervisor

Amber Grosse 


Youth Engagement

After School Program
Panthers Basketball
Junior / Senior Leaders


March Break & Summer Day Camps
PD (Inservice Days)

Sports & Recreation

Panthers Basketball


Community Initiatives

YMCA Youth Community Action Network (YCAN)
Senior Snow Removal

Phone: (902) 422-9622  Hours of Operation: To be announced 

Located in the heart of Halifax’s North End and known as a community cornerstone, our Community YMCA engages and positively impacts hundreds of children, youth, and families. It’s where youth go to learn new skills, socialize with peers, and participate in meaningful activities that contribute to lasting personal and social change. The Community YMCA facility offers the community:

  • a large gymnasium housing two full-size basketball courts
  • a community kitchen
  • arts rooms
  • Youth Space
  • social areas where youth can relax and be themselves

The Community YMCA facility is also adjacent to a YMCA Nova Scotia Works Employment Centre and houses the administrative offices of YPHDCommunity OutreachYMCA Senior Snow Removal, and Big Cove YMCA Camp in their shoulder season. The Community YMCA is more than just a building, it’s truly the centre of our community. Each of our programs are community-focused, with the goal to engage and build each individual member of the community.  We invite you to visit the Community Y and explore our many programs and services.