Sydney YMCA


YMCA of Cape Breton
Established in 1886, the YMCA of Cape Breton is the oldest, most diverse charity on Cape Breton Island. The YMCA is a volunteer driven, charitable organization serving all areas of Cape Breton Island. We operate facilities in Sydney, Glace Bay and Port Hawkesbury.
Our Values

The YMCA of Cape Breton is committed to practicing and demonstrating the core values of respect, honesty, responsibility, and caring in all aspects of the organization

Our Mission The YMCA of Cape Breton is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body and in a sense of responsibility to each other and the global community.  We fulfill our charitable mission by meeting the needs of our community in seven key functional areas: 

  • Employment
  • Re-education and Training
  • Child Care
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Day Camp
  • Wellness and Preventative Health
  • International Development

The YMCA of Cape Breton needs your support.  Volunteer your time or donate to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

About Us

YMCA of Cape Breton 

Frank Rudderham Family YMCA
399 Charlotte Street, Sydney, NS B1P 1E3

Phone number: (902)562-9622 

Membership Inquiries,Class Sign up & Donation Requests - select #1 - [email protected]

YLotto inquiries - select #2; [email protected]

Director of Member Relations - Anita Vosman O'Rourke - 562-9130; [email protected]

Fitness and Aquatics Staff - select #3 

Early Learning Centre/Preschool/After School Programs and Director of Licensed Childcare, Kim MacPhee - select #4; [email protected]

CEO, Andre Gallant -  select #5; [email protected]

Director of Finance and Administration - Thomas Drover - select #6; [email protected]

Accounts payable and Receivable - select #6; [email protected]

HR Coordinator - Select #6 - [email protected]

Syd Bagnell YMCA Career & Employment Resource Centre - Director, Marilyn Ruelland, - (902)564-9151 ext. 2241;

Glace Bay Location
YMCA Career and Employment Resource Centre
106 Reserve Street, Glace Bay, NS B1A 4W5

Director, Marilyn Ruelland; [email protected] 

YMCA Entrepreneur Centre - Manager, Gail Clarke;(902)849-1794; [email protected]

YMCA of Cape Breton, Port Hawkesbury Location
606 Reeves Street, Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2R7 
Membership Services (902)625-4600
General Manager, Debbi Tobin; [email protected]

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