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Black History Month 2022

YMCA Canada Celebrates 2022 Black History Month

February 1, 2022 Each February, YMCA Canada proudly celebrates Black History Month by recognizing the Black community for their diverse culture, rich heritage, and impactful accomplishments. This includes acknowledging and celebrating Black YMCA staff and volunteers, and Black community members that participate in Y programming.  
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Orange Shirt Day

Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29, 2021 YMCA Canada stands with all Indigenous Peoples as we mark the very first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a new Federal holiday that recognizes and commemorates the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools. Orange Shirt Day, which is also recognized on September 30, coincides with this holiday. 
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YMCA Canada statement

Canada Day 2021 statement

July 1, 2021 While July 1st is a time of celebration and rest for many, YMCA Canada would also like to recognize how challenging a year it has been. There has been a lot to be thankful for, but this is also a time to pause and reflect on where we have been, and where we want to be as a country.
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