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Child Care

Child Care

After School Care

End every school day with the YMCA! After the school bell rings, you'll find our unique YMCA programming right here in your community. Children thrive in an environment where everyone belongs,...

Early Child Care

Featuring our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, our licensed child care centre provide high-quality care for your children in a stimulating environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive. We know...

Health and Fitness

Wellness Centre

Personal Training

Wherever you are in your fitness journey, a YMCA personal trainer can help you reach your fitness goals faster, and have more fun along the way. Is your workout getting stale? Are you looking to get...


Whether you are looking to enhance your athletic performance, lose weight, increase your energy or reduce stress, YThrive is the answer for you. YThrive is the easiest way to get into the best shape...

Youth in Action

Youth ages 12-14 can gain early access to the Wellness Centre with Youth in Action certification. Our certified YMCA Trainers will lead you through the basics of working out safely, using proper form...

Group Fitness

Beginner Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a more meditative style of yoga, it is a slow paced style of yoga with posses that are held for a longer period of time.

Cardio Fit

If you are a beginner to intermediate fitness enthusiast, this class  offers high and low impact options. Our YMCA instructors and fellow members are there to encourage you along. 

Cardio Intervals

An intense blend of cardio and weight training intervals, using bands and hand weights that’s sure to push your fitness level to the max.  When you finish the class you will feel the burn!


This high intensity 30 minute lunchtime class will focus on core work and interval cardio training! Great for any anyone and will challenge all lunchtime participants!

Flow Yoga

You will be guided through movement with emphasis on breathing.  Using sequences of poses to transition from position to position. Physical practice that builds strength, balance and flexibility.

Full Body Cycle

Looking to push your full body?  Full Body Cycle is a balanced mix of sprints, jumps and climbs that targets all muscle groups, while building endurance and pushing your limits. 

Gentle Balancing Yoga

It is a gentle flow class designed to relax the body and mind.  Class includes poses, breathing, and salutations. Bring a blanket, socks or sweater for the savasana.

Long & Lean

A great way to end your day!  This 20 minutes stretch is great for the mind, body and spirit.  


Circuit training at its best!  Everything you want in a 45 minute class.  You want results!  kettlebell, battle ropes, benches, body weight, cardio and much, much more.  Get Pumped today!

Rep & Step

An intense blend of cardio and weight training, using the step and hand weights. This class is sure to push you to your next level in fitness.   If you want a challenge, this is the class for you!


If you are looking for an intense resistance work out, this is the class for you.  High reps, light weights and watch as your muscles become lean & toned.  Let's get ripped!

Sculpt & Tone

This 45 minuste class will focus on full body strength training, core and flexibility.  This is a class you won't want to miss!


Rediscover and improve your strength, balance, and flexibility through yoga. YMCA Yoga classes will help you relax your mind while gently challenging, stretching, and relaxing your muscles. Don't...

Baby Bootcamp

Baby Bootcamp is a class for mommy or daddy and baby. An hour long class focusing on various movements and drills which includes cardio, strength and balance. A stroller is required. Class may be...

Sports & Recreation

Bouncy House

Looking to Bounce?  Bouncy house is one of our great childrens program.  Bouncy house is a fantastic way to keep you kids busy and active .  Come bounce with us!


Improve your cardiovascular health by playing squash at your nearest YMCA. Squash is an exhilarating raquet sport that gets you running, stretching and leaping. Playing with an opponent adds...

YMCA Booking

The gymnasium is used for YMCA programs and special events.  If you would like to book the gym, pool or community room, contact us.  


Tumblebugs is an introductory program for basic movement and modified gymnastics that is fun, safe, inclusive and developmentally appropriate for 3 to 5yrs


Swim Times

Family Open Swim

Use YMCA Open Swim times to improve your cardio fitness and muscle tone, or to just have some fun in the water! All sessions are supervised by a YMCA-certified lifeguard. Available at no cost to YMCA...

Aquatic Certifications

Bronze Cross

We offer Bronze Cross classes for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. In this class we focus on the...

Bronze Medallion

In Bronze Medallion we emphasize the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water-rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. Rescuers learn tows and carries as well...

Bronze Star

You can continue to build your aquatic safety skills in Bronze Star, an advanced lifesaving course designed to prepare candidates for the next level of certification, Bronze Medallion. In Bronze...

National Lifeguard

Learn how to fulfill your role as a professional facilitator of safe, enjoyable aquatics for everyone! The National Lifeguard (NL) course emphasizes teamwork, leadership, and communication in the...

YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor

You can begin to develop your aquatic teaching skills by becoming a YMCA Assistant Swim Instructor! This course is an introduction to teaching swimming lessons at the YMCA. The course includes a...

YMCA Swim Instructor

Share your love of swimming with others! As a leader in the pool, you can play an essential role in helping others learn to swim and improve their health in many ways. You will learn a variety of...

Employment and Community

Employee Supports

Career Counselling

Through one-on-one coaching sessions, an experienced YMCA employment counsellor will help you identify your personal goals and discuss your career possibilities. With a full range of YMCA services,...

Case Management

The YMCA is inclusive and welcoming. You'll feel supported as ourqualified staffguide you in developing a Return to Work Action Plan, facilitate appropriate interventions and provide follow-up...

Employment Drop-In Services

The YMCA offers “drop-in” employment services for free. Whether you are thinking about upgrading your skills or looking for a job, the YMCA is here to help. Our inclusive environment will...

Employment Nova Scotia Programs

The YMCA offers a full range of free self-serve and assisted employment services for job seekers and those looking to improve their career options. Funded by Employment Nova Scotia, we help you...

Job Search Workshops

We offer a variety of employment related workshops tailored to meet the needs of job seekers. Workshop topics include: job search, resumes/cover letters, interview preparation, labour market...

Resume Support

Your resumé is usually your first introduction to a potential employer. It pays to give it extra time and attention, and any resumé, even a good one, can usually be improved. Our YMCA Employment...

Employer Supports

Employee Search

The Ycan assist employers in finding the right employees. We providespace for employer job postings on our Job Board andhave availableofficespacefor job interviews. Our qualified YMCA staff can...

Job Fairs

The Y can help you reach potential employees through our job fair program.  With facilities in Glace Bay and Sydney, we can assist with communication, equipment and hosting.

Community Initiatives

Immigrant Services

New to Canada? We want you to feel at home here. Discover the services and supports that will help make the transition to life in Canada easier.