Social Inclusion

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At the Y we welcome and support everyone.


Diversity is the acknowledgement that all people possess unique differences in terms of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, physical and cognitive abilities, mental health, socio-economic background, language skills, religious views and beliefs, and indigenous and resident status.

Value proposition:

At the YMCA of Greater Saint John, we believe these unique differences bring value, strengthen our organization, and are essential to build a healthy, inclusive community.


Inclusion refers to the practice of creating welcoming environments in which all people feel supported and valued, and in which a sense of belonging is cultivated across diverse groups, and in which all people feel empowered to reach their full potential.


We strive to create meaningful spaces and opportunities for diverse perspectives to shape our organization at the leadership level, among staff and volunteers, and across programs environments, to the collective benefit of our participants, donors and community at large.

For more information about social inclusion at the YMCA of Greater Saint John, contact:

Chris Squire

Chris Squire | Social Inclusion Facilitator | 506-646-2387 |

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