YMCA Peace Week

YMCA Peace Week is a time when we celebrate the presence of peace in our communities, and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA.

The YMCA believes peace is more than the absence of violence and conflict. Peace is the ongoing work of building and rebuilding conditions of fairness, inclusion, empathy, security, and respect for diversity.

YMCA Peace Week calls people to:  Build community. Act for peace.

When we act for peace, together we build stronger and healthier communities.

YMCA Peace Breakfast

As part of YMCA Peace Week, YMCAs across Canada present the YMCA Peace Medal to individuals or groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, demonstrate a commitment to the values of P-E-A-C-E through contributions made within their local, national or global community.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the YMCA Peace Medal. Many people and organizations do important peace-building work. Some have formal connections to the YMCA, while others live and work in our communities and have no current connection to the YMCA.

We invite you to join us at our annual YMCA Peace Breakfast as we honor and recognize the 2017 YMCA Peace Medal recipients: Melissa Benoit and Kai Gosling, Richard Babineau and Aaron Shantz “Outdoor Grit”.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Guest Speaker: Maurice Henri, Photographer and 2010 YMCA Peace Medal Recipient
8 – 9 am
Wingate Dieppe Hotel
69 rue du Marché

For tickets available ($25/person or $200 Table of 8) at Eventbrite:

Youth Coffee House

The YMCAs of New Brunswick are excited to collaborate for the 1st Annual Youth Coffee House for Peace! We're looking for youth in Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton who would like to perform during Peace Week 2017. Each city will host their own coffee house and we encourage the community to attend. Not only will you be supporting local artists, but you will also be supporting YMCA Global Initiatives. The cost to attend is up to you and we will be accepting donations at the door. Fair trade coffee and treats will be served. 

Sign up today! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe2nzdIAJd9hIhkUjEojicOPtD8qjWy9p_8VOb_9WEa6O-YOw/viewform