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  • COVID19: 10 Ways to Connect Without Contact

    Posted 17/03/2020 7:48:33 PM by Vanessa Smit

    Not sure about you, but we’re feeling pretty lucky to be living in the digital world of 2020, especially when it comes to social distancing. At the Y, we understand the importance and necessity of physical distancing in response to COVID-19.

  • Mentorship: It’s Positive for Everyone! Five Key Learnings

    Posted 06/03/2020 1:44:58 PM by Vanessa Smit

    Our old friend Merriam-Webster says a mentorship is “the influence, guidance, or direction given by a trusted counselor or guide” and we’re lucky enough to see this come to life at the YMCA. What’s all the hype about when it comes to mentoring? We met with a couple of our PlusOne participants to hear their perspective—Kabir and Kabir aka K².

  • Peace Week 2019 & Social Issues in Canada

    Posted 01/11/2019 2:00:01 PM by Vanessa Smit

    You might know we have a lot of fun at the Y, but it’s not always fun and games especially when it comes to the things we take seriously, like social issues in Canada. With that in mind, we truly believe social issues are at the heart of peace. Knowing this we do what we can to see the barriers, understand them and find ways to help our community overcome them.