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YMCA of Greater Saint John Condemns Anti-Asian Racism

YMCA of Greater Saint John Condemns Anti-Asian Racism We are deeply concerned about the rise in anti-Asian racist violence that has occurred in Canada since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are shocked and saddened by the violent events targeting Asian women in their place of work in Georgia last month, and we stand firmly against anti-Asian discrimination and attacks in our communities. Since March 2020, there have been over 1,000 incidents of Anti-Asian hate crimes across Canada, according to data provided by Fight COVID Racism. The YMCA condemns this violence, and we stand with our Asian and Asian-Canadian staff, volunteers, and community members in support. We are committed to confronting, addressing, and dismantling racism in all forms.   We recognize the pain that arises as a result of the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes and violence. We urge all leaders to uphold the human rights of all people [...]

Y Employer Engagement Event Sparks Crucial Employment Discussions

Y Employer Engagement Event Sparks Crucial Employment Discussions Immediate Release - March 25, 2021 SAINT JOHN, NB – YMCA Newcomer Connections is thrilled to have hosted its first online Employer Engagement Brunch and Forum (EEBF) on March 23. The event, created in a new virtual platform called REMO, provided a new and interactive experience to its attendees. Members of the Y Newcomer Connections team met virtually with more than 60 community stakeholders, including representatives of the business community, parliament, local government, social development organizations, and more, to spark meaningful conversation on challenges faced by newcomers and businesses alike in hiring and retaining workers in the region. Olive Ozoemena, Manager of Newcomer Programming, commenced the morning by recognizing the social and economic issues faced by newcomers and employers. She then went on to give land acknowledgements to the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Passamaquoddy, and Mi’kmaq Peoples before giving her seat to [...]

2021-03-05 | YMCA of Greater Saint John Transitions to Yellow Phase: March 8, 2020

COVID-19 Update | YMCA of Greater Saint John Set to Transition to Yellow Phase Effective March 8, 2021, the Saint John Region (Zone 2) will have transitioned back to the Yellow Phase of the GNB COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Provided that our zone successfully transitions from Orange to Yellow, the YMCA of Greater Saint John will be implementing the following changes to keep you, our members, staff, and community safe and healthy. Yellow Phase & Membership Protocols Members are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 at home prior to entering any of our facilities. There will no longer be a screening desk. Please stay home if you are experiencing two or more COVID-19 symptoms. Members must have their access cards or government-issued photo IDs to scan or sign in for contact tracing. You must also have a mask or full-face shield to enter the premises. Members must still wear masks at all [...]

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SSELT: Community Interpretation

May 17 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 12:30 pm

SSELT: Community Interpretation In this full-time program, learn essential skills you will take with you on your way to becoming a community interpreter. We will cover topics such as how to get your Interpreter’s license, building your vocabulary, and interpretation work skills for key sectors.  Contingent on the Government of New Brunswick's COVID-19 Recovery Plan, classes will be held in person in the Yellow Phase and online in both the Orange and Red Phases. Orange and Red Phase virtual delivery hours: 9:00 A.M - 12:30 P.M. Yellow Phase in-person delivery hours: 9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. You will be required to have CLB 6+ Registration opens March 9. Register with Jennifer: j.burley@saintjohny.ca  *Time may be subject to change

SSELT: Home Health Care

May 17 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 12:30 pm

In this full-time program, learn essential language skills relating to the field of health care and providing home support for members of our community.  This informative program includes a 3-day training on First Aid, CPR, and WHIMS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System). Contingent on the Government of New Brunswick's COVID-19 Recovery Plan, classes will be held in person in the Yellow Phase and online in both the Orange and Red Phases. Orange and Red Phase virtual delivery hours: 9:00 A.M - 12:30 P.M. Yellow Phase in-person delivery hours: 9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. You will be required to have CLB 5+ Registration opens March 9. Register with Jennifer: j.burley@saintjohny.ca *Time may be subject to change

Calling all members! Are you looking for a great workout from the comfort of your own home? Register online for our Member Portal Live Spring Series — access is FREE with your membership! This Group Fitness class combines yoga and Pilates fundamentals to help you improve your balance, mobility, flexibility, and strengthen your core.

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