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Discover the Y’s Youth Council and be a change-maker in your community

Youth Council seeking new applicants - July 27, 2021 SAINT JOHN, NB -The YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Youth Council was formed in 2017, with a mission to help connect young people, create sustainable employability opportunities and mentor young leaders. Since it’s formation, the council has adapted to the Saint John region’s needs and has worked on a variety of initiatives. From hosting a collaborative workshop with the growth committee at the city of Saint John on youth retention needs, to developing an employability program - the council has completed a wide variety of projects. Members of the council have also connected with YMCAs around the globe and attended a world YMCA conference in London, England in 2019. Although each Y is different in the fact that the organization reflects their unique community, there is a common goal to provide a sense of belonging through experiences at the [...]

We must reflect this Canada Day and commit to change

Canada Day 2021 is a time for inward reflection and committing to change - July 1, 2021 SAINT JOHN, NB - In recent months, we have witnessed the discovery of the remains of 215 children buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School, the 104 remains uncovered at the former site of the Brandon Residential School, and the 751 remains found at the former site of the Marieval Indian Residential School at Cowessess, Saskatchewan, and with the knowledge that many more discoveries are to come. We have a lot of work to do to live up to the promise of the Canada We Want. The Canada We Want is a place where oppressive and systemic barriers have been removed and replaced by opportunity, and where all have a deep sense of belonging. And we know a lot more work, by a lot more people and organizations, including ours, [...]

Annual Pool Shutdown: June 19 – 27

Annual Pool Closure & Cleaning: June 19 - 27 The pool deck at the Saint John Regional Y, including both the leisure and therapy pools, will be closed from June 19 to June 27 for annual draining and cleaning. The pool will reopen to members at 5:00 AM on June 28. During this week, active members are welcome to use the facilities at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre (CGAC) at no cost, which is located at 50 Union Street in Uptown Saint John. To gain access, Y members need to show their membership and sign in at the CGAC front desk. To participate in programs, members will need to book their spot at the front desk up to 30 minutes prior to start times. Y members are required to abide by the CGAC COVID-19 operational plan, which includes wearing masks until immediately before entering the pool. Y members will [...]

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SSELT | Healthcare

October 18 @ 9:00 am - December 18 @ 3:30 pm

SSELT | Healthcare This program will prepare participants to work in home health care or continue to study and earn health care certifications. The language of biology, chronic illnesses, medications, and home care support will be included. Participants will also fill in application forms, learn how to read schedules, fill in timesheets, and communicate with employers. They will also practice workplace expectations, communications, and job interviews. Registration before September 27 with Karla: Karla Marticorena: 506-651-2384 |

SSELT | Business: Finance, Sales, Marketing, and Accounting

October 4 @ 9:00 am - November 26 @ 3:30 pm

SSELT | Business: Finance, Sales, Marketing, and Accounting This program will focus on the language of business in New Brunswick and Canada. Topics will include business writing, communication, finance, and accounting. Participants will also learn about the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, workplace communication, and expectations. Register before September 13 with Karla: Karla Marticorena: 506-651-2384 |

Pathways | Prepare and Practice for Your Job Interview

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Pathways | Prepare and Practice for Your Job Interview This workshop will help participants prepare and practice answers to common interview questions. They will also learn about cultural differences in interview situations. Registration before September 20 with Karla: Karla Marticorena: 506-651-2384 |

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