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 we look to the future, […]

May 17th, 2022|

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 made for so many […]

April 14th, 2022|

Tickets now on sale for Red Triangle Awards Gala

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. Emera New Brunswick is […]

March 17th, 2022|

YMCA makes prestigious list

YMCA named one of Canada’s Best Employers of 2022

– SAINT JOHN, NB – The YMCA is thrilled to have been recognized on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on January 25 and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

Forbes and Statista selected the Canada’s Best Employers 2022 through an independent survey applied to a vast sample of more than 10,000 Canadian employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in Canada. The evaluation was based on direct and indirect recommendations from employees that were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employee evaluations also included other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively.

Based on the results […]

March 7th, 2022|

Community survey launched

Community survey will help with 5-year strategic plan

– SAINT JOHN, NB – The YMCA of Greater Saint John is developing a new strategic plan that will guide our work over the next five years. An important step in our process is to gather information from the community through a survey. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and will be available until February 24, 2022.

All responses to the survey are anonymous and confidential. Your input is vitally important.

Thank you for caring about the future of the YMCA of Greater Saint John! Take the Survey

February 8th, 2022|

Dog Agility Competition at the Irving Oil Field House

Irving Oil Field House to Host international Dog Agility Competitions

SAINT JOHN, NB – The YMCA of Greater Saint John is thrilled to announce that the Irving Oil Field House will be hosting the UK International (UKI) Canadian Open Agility competitions in 2022 and 2023. At this event, between 300 and 400 teams of dogs and their handlers from across North America will showcase their abilities in agility, jumping, speedstakes, and game class competitions. It also serves as try-outs for Team Canada in the World Agility Open, which will be hosted in the Netherlands in 2023.

“The Irving Oil Field House is one of the premiere indoor sporting facilities in Atlantic Canada,” said Shilo Boucher, CEO and President of the YMCA of Greater Saint John. “Hosting Canadian Open Agility competitions will provide additional world-class experiences at the Irving Oil Field House.”

“We are very excited to be hosting this event at the […]

January 24th, 2022|

Red Triangle Awards Nominations CLOSED

Red Triangle Awards Nominations – Now CLOSED

The YMCA of Greater Saint John will be awarding the 31st Red Triangle Award and Leader to Watch Award in recognition of outstanding community involvement. The YMCA of Greater Saint John values the significant contributions that individuals have made to our society.  Since 1990, the Y has been recognizing individuals that have made a difference in the community.

The Red Triangle Award is presented in recognition of long and meritorious volunteer service, outstanding contributions, and achievement within the Y or in the community. The recipient of this award has been an active volunteer and demonstrated a commitment to the community throughout their lifetime. They have made a difference in Canadian society.

The Leader to Watch Award is presented to an individual, 35 years or younger, who is a role model for youth in our community. This person demonstrates skills, enthusiasm, and leadership in […]

January 19th, 2022|

COVID-19 Update: Level 3

Saint John Regional Y and Irving Oil Field House membership facilities closed during Level 3

Level 3 Changes at the YMCA of Greater Saint John

In response to the Government of New Brunswick announcement that the province will be moving into Level 3 of the COVID-19 Winter Plan as of Friday, Jan. 14 at 11:59 PM, the following changes will be implemented at the YMCA of Greater Saint John:

  • Health, Membership, Recreation | Both the Saint John Regional Y and the Irving Oil Field House will be required to close as per Government protocols.  All memberships and payments will be placed on hold.
  • Irving Oil Field House | The Field House will also require to be closed to all rental groups in the Level 3 phase. Other than the child care wing, the Irving Oil Field House will be closed to the public.
  • Child Care | Child Care is an essential service and will […]
January 14th, 2022|

$10-a-day Child Care for New Brunswick Families

$10-a-day Child Care for New Brunswick Families

DECEMBER 13, 2021 – The YMCA of Greater Saint John is thrilled to announce that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Blaine Higgs have reached a historic agreement to implement $10-a-day child care for families across New Brunswick within the next five years.

Additionally, the Prime Minister announced that by the end of next year, child care fees will be reduced by 50 percent in the province, along with the creation of 3,400 new licensed Early Learning and Child Care spaces will be added across New Brunswick by March 2026. This announcement will help ensure that more children across New Brunswick will have access to high-quality child care.

The YMCA of Greater Moncton’s Vaughan Harvey Child Care located hosted Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor and Minister Dominic LeBlanc as part of the December 13 announcement.

The YMCA of Greater Saint John, YMCA of Greater Moncton and the YMCA […]

December 13th, 2021|

Holiday Hours 2021

Holiday Hours 2021: December 24, 2021 – January 3, 2022

Please be advised of the following changes in our hours of operation from December 24, 2021, to January 3, 2022, at the Saint John Regional Y and the Irving Oil Field House.

December 24, 2021 (Christmas Eve)

  • Saint John Regional Y: 5:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Irving Oil Field House: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • All YMCA Child Care locations close at 1:00 PM

December 25, 2021 (Christmas Day)

  • All YMCA locations are closed for the day

December 26, 2021 (Boxing Day)

  • Saint John Regional Y: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM (holiday hours)
  • Irving Oil Field House: Closed

December 27 & 28, 2021

  • Saint John Regional Y: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM (regular hours)
  • Irving Oil Field House: Closed
  • All Child Care locations will be closed
  • The Newcomer Connections and administration offices will be closed

December 31, 2021 (New Year’s Eve)

  • Saint John Regional Y: 5:00 AM […]
December 10th, 2021|
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