Y IGNITE: Building New Brunswick’s Workforce and Developing Youth Employment Skills Saint John, NB - The YMCA of Greater Saint John and the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour have partnered to help develop the talent pipeline and support the leaders of tomorrow in Southeastern New Brunswick, through a youth employability program - Y IGNITE. Y IGNITE is a curriculum-based program that will provide youth ages 15-30 the opportunity to learn transferrable workforce skills, while earning gainful employment at the YMCA. Through job training and weekly professional development courses participants will become equip for a future of success. “We are thrilled to see Y IGNITE come to life through this partnership with the Department of Post Secondary Education Training and Labour,” explains Shilo Boucher, CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. “Throughout the past two years we have seen firsthand the power of community collaboration. As [...]
Strong Communities Chairs excited for community to get behind 2022 campaign SAINT JOHN, NB - The YMCA of Greater Saint John is kicking off its annual Strong Communities Campaign to improve and enrich the lives of thousands of children, adults, seniors and families in southern New Brunswick. The Y’s 2022 Strong Communities Campaign officially launched on April 14 to raise funds for people in our community who face financial barriers. Through the Strong Communities Campaign, thousands of people will have access to Y programs and services such as summer camping, licensed child care, youth mental health support, recreational programs, digital literacy for seniors, and health and fitness memberships for all ages. The Honouary Chairs for this year’s Strong Communities Campaign are well-known local philanthropists Brice and Cathy Belyea. The Belyea’s have supported the Strong Communities Campaign for many years because they know the positive impact the fund has [...]
Recipients of Red Triangle Awards announced, tickets on sale now for gala in May SAINT JOHN, NB — The YMCA of Greater Saint John has announced the details of the 2022 Red Triangle Award Gala, as well as the recipients of the Red Triangle and Leader to Watch Awards. The Annual Red Triangle Award Gala, presented by Emera New Brunswick, will be held on Thursday, May 26 at the Irving Oil Field House. The Red Triangle Award recognizes long and meritorious service, outstanding contributions and achievement in the community, while the Leader to Watch Award honours an individual who is a role model for other young adults in our community. “Emera New Brunswick would like to offer our sincere congratulations to this year’s award recipients,” said Emera New Brunswick General Manager Ryan O’Hara. “Your commitment and service to the community has made a tremendous difference to many people. [...]
Time: 10 AM - 11:30 AM & 1 PM - 2:30 PM | 5 PM - 6:30 PM | Join us for a casual networking opportunity at Rockwood Park, where you will meet some local members of the community and play some board games.