In July and August, our YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs will focus on in-person appointment only critical services, as well as the introduction of small group outdoor programming.  We will continue to offer other services remotely via telephone, email, and various online platforms. As fall approaches, the YMCA will be working with school and community partners to continue to deliver place-based settlement and language programs across the province in alignment with public health guidelines.  The YMCA provides newcomer children, youth, and their families with a variety of programs and outreach services. Our approach is to deliver community-based support that is inclusive and welcoming. We also provide services for students at several partner schools. Our YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs helps newcomers to Canada settle into their new communities while also supporting the community in understanding the issues and barriers they face. With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Nova Scotia Office of Immigration, our YMCA offers several programs to help immigrants feel at home and engaged in our community.

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs Weekly Schedule

YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs Weekly Schedule (Arabic)

Contact our Centre for Immigrant Programs today! 104-7071 Bayers Road, Halifax, NS Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Phone: 902-457-9622 Email:

Mobile Crisis Team

The Mobile Crisis Team are here to support clients in navigating their way through accessing critical needs during this difficult time, this includes needs like income assistance, housing, Employment Insurance, and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to name a few.

YMCA Youth Outreach

YMCA Active Living

Men’s Action Project (GBVP)


Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program

Gender-based Violence Prevention Project (GBVP)

2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomers

Our provincial YMCA YREACH Settlement Staff continue to provide information, and settlement/integration support to Immigrants, Refugees, and their families who are new to communities outside of HRM.

YREACH Staff Contact Information and Site Locations

For Language Instruction program inquiries please contact: Josh White at (778) 350-5674

YMCA School Settlement Staff  (30 School Settlement Sites)