Of Building Healthy Communities


The YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia is a charity that ignites the potential in people, helping them grow, lead, and give back to their communities


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Join the YMCA today!

The YMCA is more than just a place to work out. It’s a thriving community of members who are here to help support one another so we can all shine brightly into our future. As a member, you’ll feel good about the YMCA’s work in your community while improving your health and wellbeing. 

YMCA Membership

At the Y, you join more than a gym. You join a community that nurtures potential, promotes healthy living and fosters social responsibility.


With the support of our incredible donors, we deliver programs and services across Nova Scotia to meet the most urgent needs in our communities.

Volunteer With Us

Fun! Rewarding! Amazing! That’s just some of the ways YMCA volunteers describe their volunteering experience. Join us!

Work With Us

Find out why you should work at the YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia. Learn everything the Y has to offer, and how we support employees to reach their goals.

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Membership Assistance

We are committed to eliminating financial barriers and providing everyone the opportunity to participate in YMCA programs and services. A YMCA financially assisted membership offers access to the same facilities, programs, and services at a reduced rate.