All YMCA before and after school programs will remain closed following the April Break due to the provincial order to close schools to in-person learning. All YMCA School Age Child Care payments will be suspended at this time, with the exception of outstanding payments.
All YMCA Health, Fitness & Aquatics facilities remain temporarily closed due to the province-wide stay-at-home order. All active memberships will be placed on hold as of April 3rd and no membership payments will be collected. For complete info please read our Updates to Members.
The Canada Connects program creates meaningful connections between newcomers, long-time Canadians, and established immigrants. Canada Connects helps newcomers gain a sense of belonging and become fully engaged in the local community by fostering intercultural awareness and acceptance.
 
Through participation in Canada Connects Program, newcomers gain a better understanding of Canadian customs, culture, social, political & economic life. They also Iimprove language skills, enhance social networks by making local connections, and cultivate a sense of belonging.

Canada Connects program volunteers develop better cross-cultural awareness, communication and sensitivity, and a sense of fulfillment from helping newcomers settle more effectively in our communities. 
   
For more information, please contact:
Abir Alsaid: abir.alsaid@ymcahbb.ca or 905-531-3953 – for Hamilton Region
Azra Chaudhry: azra.chaudhry@ymcahbb.ca or 519-752-4568 – for Grand Erie Region