where learning and growing take place

We continue to take financial donations throughout the year through CanadaHelps website.

Adult Literacy, GED, and English as an Additional Language Classes

We offer a range of free classes and 1-1 tutoring

Employment and Experiential Learning

Employment-readiness and co-operative education programs for youth and adults

Food Initiatives

Various food related programming located at our Community Hub at 118 Oakdene Avenue, including the Valley Community Supper!

In partnership with YMCA Immigrant Services, we offer monthly Food Safety and Handling training.

For registration, please click here

Our Programs

  1. Adult Learning – GED, Adult Learning Program (ALP) High School Diploma for adult high school diploma)
  2. English as an Additional Language (EAL) – both class-based and one-on-one tutoring learning options for newcomers
  3. Employment-readiness programs
  4. Food programs – community gardens, free lunches, community suppers
  5. Family Literacy
  6. Community programs – 7 Sacred Teachings, Computer Literacy for Seniors, Poetry club, community education programs

every Tuesday, 5-6.30pm.
118 Oakdene Ave.

August 2: Vijay and Char
Indian night with some fresh produce inspired dishes

August 9: Slava Din
Uzbek/Kazakh Plov (Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan dish)
+ fresh produce inspired side dishes
Aug 16: Selah and Kevin
Falafel, pita and tabouli salad
+ fresh produce inspired side dishes

Aug 23: Yulia Sobol
a Ukrainian night + Ukrainian Independence celebration
Ukrainian Borscht and other Ukrainian dishes

Aug 30: We are looking for volunteer to lead the kitchen, please reach out to kathleen.novelia@halifax.ymca.ca to sign up!

**Please note that our kitchen is NOT a peanut or gluten free kitchen.

Our new facility:
Valley Community Hub

Located on a 3.3 acre property in the north end of Kentville (118 Oakdene Avenue, Kentville, NS), the Valley Community Hub is home to various adult education programs as well as a community garden and commercial kitchen.