Dr. Duncan Webster receives the 2022 YMCA Peace Medal

Dr. Duncan Webster receives the 2022 YMCA Peace Medal Saint John, NB — From November 12-19, during YMCA Peace Week, the YMCA of Greater Saint John, together with YMCAs across Canada, is celebrating the presence of peace in our communities and reflecting on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA. During YMCA Peace Week, we honour those at the forefront of these peace-building efforts and encourage Canadians to ask themselves how they can bring change to their communities. A special highlight of this week is the presentation of the YMCA Peace Medal to an individual or group who, without any special resources, demonstrates a commitment to peace through individual contributions made within their local, national, or global community. This year’s ceremony, held on November 16, 2022, honours Dr. Duncan Webster for his significant contributions towards peace-building and going above and beyond in [...]

More than 300 job seekers Attended the Newcomer Employment Fair

More than 300 Job Seekers attended the Newcomer Employment Fair Saint John, NB — YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Newcomer Connections organized the Newcomer Employment Fair in partnership with CCRW (Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work) and the Saint John Newcomers Centre on Thursday, November 10. This Employment Fair at Market Square sought to provide employment opportunities to newcomers and anyone living with a disability or experiencing barriers to employment. "The CCRW is pleased to continue its longstanding relationship with the YMCA of the Greater Saint John and the Saint John Newcomers Centre,” said Andrew Cosman, Job Developer at CCRW. “Specifically, we have a track record of assisting newcomers overcoming and combatting the many unique intrinsic barriers related to finding meaningful long-term employment. CCRW has created accessible opportunities, implemented specific accommodation plans, as well as met labor market demands for a variety of local employers. As a result, our collaborative [...]

YMCA of Greater Saint John receives $20,000 grant for Rainbows Program from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

YMCA of Greater Saint John receives $20,000 grant for Rainbows Program from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Saint John, NB — The YMCA of Greater Saint John is pleased to receive a $20,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to support the Rainbows program. The Rainbows Program fosters emotional healing among children and youth experiencing a loss from a life-altering crisis. The curriculum is designed to assist individuals grieving a death, divorce or any other painful transition in a safe and supportive environment, where they can process their feelings through a unique peer support program. The Rainbows volunteers facilitate these programs at accredited sites from Sussex to St. Stephen. The grant received will provide course materials for 170 participants, and will support training 12 new Rainbows facilitators. “The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant will support 170 children this school year, through programs where everyone [...]

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