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 Project
- Employment and Education
- Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
- Canada Connects
- 2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomers
- Saturday Study Skills
Mobile Crisis can be reached virtually by phone or email. In-person appointments with a Mobile Crisis worker are reserved for urgent crises while ensuring health measures such as physical distancing, mask-wearing, disinfecting and hand sanitizing are followed.
The School Settlement program will continue to provide support while aligning with Public Health directives as it pertains to school operations.
YREACH and programs based outside of HRM will follow community-specific guidance.
Throughout these two weeks, YMCA will continue to provide client-informed services that are responsive to ongoing and emerging needs. Please refer to our website www.ymcahfx.ca and social media channels for timely and accessible information about public health and safety protocols.
We are dedicated to supporting the needs, wellness and engagement of newcomers by remaining available through email, phone and online. Please reach out to us by contacting (902) 457-9622 or visiting www.ymcahfx.ca/immigrant-programs to contact our programs directly.