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The YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia is a charity empowering people with essential services, opportunities to better their lives, and a sense of community and belonging.

With the support of our incredible donors, we deliver programs and services at over 80 locations across Nova Scotia to meet the most urgent needs in our communities.

Together we ensure everyone has somewhere to belong

Health & Wellness

The YMCA of Southwest Nova Scotia is a charitable organization committed to helping individuals grow in spirit, mind, and body. We are committed to eliminating financial barriers and providing everyone with 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.

Y Home Delivery

This Free Delivery Service Is For Seniors 55+, Those With Mobility Issues And Vulnerable Adults. All Our Deliveries Are Done By Our Wonderful YMCA Volunteers.

Give the gift of camp

For many kids, camp is not an option. Many families in HRM need help through subsidization to give their kids a safe place to learn and grow through the summer. When you give the gift of camp, you give a camper a better appreciation for the natural world, their community, and best of all – themselves. The Gift of Camp campaign, a collaboration among 11 YMCA Associations, aims to send 1,300 children across Atlantic Canada to camp this summer.

Youth Programs

Thanks to our funding partners, all Youth programs are FREE Training and mentorship to help youth become a community leader; Build self-esteem and gain confidence at Youth Nights. Develop skills and learn teamwork. They learn how to shop & cook for themselves and others. Youth can enjoy time with friends in a fun, safe environment.

Hear their Y story

Staff can support our YMCA philanthropically through our payroll deduction form. 

📚  $5 per paycheck will help a student access tutoring

🍝  $15 per paycheck will feed a child after school

🏕  $25 per paycheck will send a kid to camp

🏊🏾‍♀️ $50 per paycheck will ensure a family can stay active together every month

Staff Giving Form

Access to Opportunity Payroll Deduction Form

Access to Opportunity is a fund at the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth that’s specifically designated to help make our programs accessible to everyone in our community. Whether they’re joining our Community Y Basketball Team, bringing their families to the John W Lindsay YMCA, accessing our Immigration programs, going to Camp, or partaking in Employment services – no one is turned away at our YMCA!