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YMCA of Greater Saint John celebrates Welcoming Week!

YMCA of Greater Saint John celebrates Welcoming Week! Saint John, NB — The YMCA of Greater Saint John is celebrating Welcoming Week through a series of events from September 9 to 18. These events will not only foster a sense of belonging in newcomers in our community but our region. “We are thrilled to be celebrating Welcoming Week as new Saint Johners are a vital part of our community—bringing fresh perspectives and new ideas, starting businesses, and contributing to the vibrant diversity that we all value,” said Shilo Boucher, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. “By working together, we can achieve greater prosperity and make Saint John the kind of place where people from around the world feel valued and create a sense of belonging.” YMCA of Greater Saint John will host the following events during Welcoming Week: Coffee House on September 9: YMCA [...]

The first Y IGNITE cohort kicks off in June 2022

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 Campaign launched

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 [...]

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