Peace Week

Peace Week – Nomination Form

Each year, YMCAs across Canada celebrate acts of peace by recognizing individuals and groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, have demonstrated a commitment to building peace within  their community or communities elsewhere in the world. During YMCA Peace Week, from November 16-23, local peacemakers will receive special recognition from [...]

Unexpected Acts of Kindness

Sometimes, it’s the unexpected act of kindness that can change the course of someone’s life. For Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers portrayed in the 2007 MTV movie, an unexpected act of kindness happened when a complete stranger sat down beside him on a park bench one day. Manny was only 16 at [...]

YMCA Peace Week Activities

Click here for Peace Week main page > Click here for the Peace Medal Nomination page >   YMCA Candlelight Walk for Peace Monday, November 18, 2019 6:45-8:00 pm Peter Gilgan Family YMCA *UPDATE: Please note that due to the potential freezing rain and slippery conditions, the candlelight walk for peace will take place INDOORS [...]

YMCA Peace Week

YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace Thursday, November 22, 2018 From passion to action Purchase event tickets! Keynote Speaker: Melody Hossaini In 2015, the European Parliament awarded Melody Hossaini as 'New European's Most Influential Woman'. As a world-leading expert in people development and social enterprise, she created InspirEngage Bootcamps to maximize human potential. She is the multi-award winning Founder [...]