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Welcome to the YMCA
of Cape Breton

When you become a part of the Y, you join a community of people who care about your personal success. We’re more than a gym: we’re a place where everyone belongs.

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It's your time to Thrive

YThrive gives you a fitness plan along with the support to get started and stay motivated. It is the easiest way to get into the best shape of your life.

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Our Impact

The YMCA of Cape Breton is a charitable organization with a loyal, dedicated team. It has provided service to the community since 1886. The YMCA of Cape Breton operates a multi-site association providing innovative programs, including licensed childcare, employment and newcomer services, day camps, health, fitness and aquatics.

160+
Staff

working across
Cape Breton Island

3500+
Clients

served annually through employment services

4000+
Members

participating in health, wellness & recreational programs

300+
Children

cared for in our children's programs annually

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Land Acknowledgement

YMCA of Cape Breton is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the ‘Treaties of Peace and Friendship’ which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1726. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.