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  • Charities Helping Charities

    Charities helping Charities
    Did you notice the Large Donation Box at our YMCA Locations?
    We are asking staff, members and our community to help us FILL the BOX with suggested items(see Calendar) on the specific date shown (or whenever you can).
    Donate all 20 days or as many days as you can! 
    We will deliver all donated items to Loaves and Fishes/Food Banks on behalf of the YMCA of Cape Breton on Monday, December 20th.
    Your donation will help someone in need in your community and help make a difference during this holiday season.
    Peace and Goodwill to you and your family this holiday season!


  • CEO Announcement

    An Announcement from the YMCA of Cape Breton

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cape Breton I am pleased to announce the hiring of Sabrina Vatcher as Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Cape Breton effective Monday, November 1st, 2021.  Click here to read more
  • National Day Truth and Reconciliation

    YMCA Canada Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
    For release on September 30, 2021

    YMCA Canada stands with all Indigenous Peoples as we mark the very first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new Federal holiday that recognizes and commemorates the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. Orange Shirt Day, which is also recognized on September 30, coincides with this holiday.
    On this day in particular, we reflect on the cruelty of a system that continues to echo through the generations. 2021 has been especially difficult with the discovery of thousands of unmarked graves at former residential schools, a painful reminder for those who knew the truth, and a horrifying wake-up call for those who didn’t.
    As a charity committed to helping each person reach their potential, we know the residential school system robbed so many Indigenous children of theirs. At the YMCA, we are committed to continuing to learn the truth about the residential school system and recognizing how the impact still manifests itself in 2021. We also know that learning the truth is the first step, but not the last. Everyone must take action for reconciliation to happen, including us.
    Through our YMCA Statement of Reconciliation, educational sessions for staff, opportunities to hear from Indigenous leaders, and reporting on YMCAs reconciliation efforts, YMCA Canada is committed to continuing to raise awareness and supporting YMCA Member Associations as they take action in their local communities. We reaffirm our commitment to continuing this work and finding new ways to do so.
    YMCA Canada is pleased to announce that we are donating $67,836.80 to the Orange Shirt Society on behalf of YMCAs in Canada. This donation comes from the proceeds of sales of YMCA Orange Shirt Day t-shirts across the Canadian YMCA Federation. At many YMCAs today, staff will be wearing these t-shirts to raise awareness of Orange Shirt Day and all the pain and hope it represents. We are proud to have had the support of Phyllis Webstad and the Orange Shirt Society for this initiative.
    While today is a time for reflection, it is also a time to look forward and to consider where we are in our journey towards learning the truth. Like us, we hope you’re also thinking about what you can do next. Together, we can become the Canada We Want – a country that acknowledges our past and present injustices, as well as our collective responsibility to persist in our commitment toward reconciliation
  • Annual General Meeting

    NOTIFICATION:
    2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


    The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cape Breton hereby gives notice to members of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021. The AGM shall take place as follows:

    Thursday, October 14, 5:30 pm
    Virtual Meeting via Zoom
    (Please email board@cb.ymca.ca for meeting link)
    For more information about our AGM meeting click here!
  • Career Opportunity: YMCA Chief Executive Officer

    The YMCA of Cape Breton is seeking a strategic and visionary Chief Executive Officer to lead our organization.

    For more information visit: YMCA Careers

    The application deadline is Monday August 2nd at 5:00 pm AST.  Please send resumes and cover letters to: natalie.sie@ymcagta.org
  • Re-Opening

    We are READY for YOU!

    Here's what you need to know!
    UPDATE: Re-Opening at 8:00 am June 16th!

    ✅ All Y members have FREE access until closing time Sunday, June 20th
    Memberships will be reactivated for Monday, June 21st
    If you have any membership changes, please email: front.desk@cb.ymca.ca

    ✅ Program Schedules including Aquatics and Group Fitness, will have an interim
    Schedule- All Members are required to register for sessions via:
    ymcaofcapebreton.punchpass.com

    ✅ Aquatics Newsletter is now available! Visit:
    http://capebreton.ymca.ca/Programs/Categories/Aquatics

    ✅ Swim lessons and private lessons start back the week of June 21st

    ✅ Summer Swim Program and Private lessons registration starts June 21st

    ✅ Summer Day Camp Registration is now open - Limited spots available! Register
    via: ymcaofcapebreton.punchpass.com

    ✅ Watch for Pop-up Family Swims and Bouncy House times -coming soon!

    ✅ Squash courts are open with a max of two in a court (book by calling the front
    desk 562-9622 option#1)

    ✅ Basketball, Pickleball and Badminton are as scheduled with online booking
    required via: ymcaofcapebreton.punchpass.com

    Looking forward to seeing you! 🙂
  • TENTATIVE REOPENING OF YMCA FACILITIES

    TENTATIVE REOPENING OF YMCA FACILITIES

    ** Updated Friday June 11, 2021 (1:30 pm) **

    Subject to the easing of provincial health restrictions, The YMCA of Cape Breton will resume operations at 50% capacity at the Frank Rudderham Family YMCA and Membertou YMCA on Wednesday June 16th.

    Our Facility Team is preparing the YMCA pool for reopening with a target date of Wednesday June 16th (subject to provincial health restrictions). A pool update will be provided on Monday June 14th.

    Subject to provincial health restrictions, All YMCA of Cape Breton Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres will begin offering in-person appointments (no walk-ins) on Wednesday June 16th. To book an appointment call:

    Sydney: (902) 564-9151
    Glace Bay: (902) 849-5500
    New Waterford: (902) 862-8856
    For more information visit: http://capebreton.ymca.ca/Nova-Scotia-Works/Locations

    Our YMCA Early Learning Centre located at 399 Charlotte Street remains opened and continues to operate at 100% of licensed capacity.

    We continue to accept online registrations for our YMCA Summer Day Camps scheduled July 5 - August 27. For more information contact janice.curnew@cb.ymca.ca.

    Subject to provincial health restrictions, The YMCA of Cape Breton’s Y Lotto Weekly Toonie Draws will resume on Thursday June 24th.

    Our Membership Staff can be reached at (902) 562-9622 as of Monday June 14th. In the meantime, all membership inquiries should be directed to front.desk@cb.ymca.ca.

    Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for additional updates.

    We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
  • Annual General Meeting


    NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND BOARD NOMINATIONS

    The Board of Directors of the YMCA of Cape Breton hereby gives notice to members of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.

    Our "Virtual AGM" will take place on Thursday June 24th at 5:30 pm.

    For more information visit: capebreton.ymca.ca/AGM

    To attend email board@cb.ymca.ca for meeting link.

    We look forward to connecting with you at our AGM!
  • COVID-19 PROGRAM AND FACILITY UPDATE

    COVID-19 PROGRAM AND FACILITY UPDATE:
    ** Updated Monday May 31, 2021 **

    The YMCA of Cape Breton continues to follow the advice of Nova Scotia Public Health and looks forward to reopening all YMCA facilities and programs when feasible!

    The Frank Rudderham Family YMCA and Membertou YMCA branches will resume operations at 50% capacity as part of Phase 2 of Nova Scotia's Reopening Plan (exact dates TBD).

    Members are encouraged to participate in YMCA of Cape Breton online fitness classes on Facebook Live or to experience our virtual YMCA programs on the YMCA@home+ platform.

    All YMCA Membership Fees will be suspended for the duration of the government mandated closure period.

    Members wishing to support their YMCA by "donating back" their membership fees should contact front.desk@cb.ymca.ca. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations.

    Our YMCA Early Learning Centre located at 399 Charlotte Street remains opened and will transition to 100% of licensed capacity as of June 2nd.

    All YMCA of Cape Breton Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centres continue to be closed to in-person services: Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay. Services will continue to be offered through virtual means. We anticipate transitioning to in-person appointments during Phase 2 of the province's Reopening Plan (timing TBD).

    We continue to accept online registrations for our YMCA Summer Day Camps scheduled July 5 - August 27. For more information contact janice.curnew@cb.ymca.ca.

    The YMCA of Cape Breton’s YLotto Weekly Toonie Draws have been postponed. We hope to resume weekly draws during Phase 2 of Nova Scotia's Reopening Plan.

    Our YMCA telephone lines are not currently staffed. All inquiries should be directed to front.desk@cb.ymca.ca.

    Please continue to monitor our website and Facebook page for additional updates.

    See you soon!
  • Board Recruitment

    Volunteer Opportunity
    YMCA of Cape Breton Board of Directors


    The YMCA is seeking inspired community builders to join our Board of Directors team!

     

    The YMCA is seeking a diverse group of applicants for several upcoming openings on the Board of Directors. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in any of the following areas:

     

    · Finance

    · Business Sector Experience

    · Not-For-Profit Experience

    · Risk Management

    · Fund Development
     

    A detailed job description is available at: capebreton.ymca.ca/board.recruitment

     

    For additional information or to apply for this volunteer opportunity email the YMCA of Cape Breton Nominating Committee at board@cb.ymca.ca.

     

    The deadline for submission is Monday, May 31st by 5:00 p.m.

     

    The YMCA of Cape Breton values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. If you require accommodation at any stage during the selection process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.