On behalf of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Fredericton, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Darcy Delaney as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Fredericton effective on Monday, January 10th, 2022.

Darcy has spent the past 15 years working at and running youth and recreational camps, including two years as Executive Director of YMCA Florida’s Wewa Outdoor Center and five years as Executive Director of Mansfield Outdoor Center in Ontario. Within these roles and others, Darcy has implemented rigorous and clinical evaluations, grown and diversified revenue, led capital redevelopments, and established programs to engage and serve low-income youth.

A keen outdoorsman with a business mindset and significant not-for-profit experience, Darcy brings a distinctive skill set and expertise. Darcy holds a degree in geography with further studies throughout his career in environmental studies and business leadership and strategic planning.

Darcy is an enthusiastic and authentic leader and has illustrated his commitment to fostering collaboration and inclusivity to maintain and strengthen the YMCA presence in our community.

Darcy’s appointment is the result of an intensive four-month search process the Board of Directors undertook with the guidance and support of Y Canada.  The CEO Search Committee was comprised of YMCA of Fredericton volunteers with past and present Operations and Endowment Board members: Peter Clark, Lisa LePage, Don Roy, Linda Speedy, and myself.  The thorough process involved a National job posting and the assessment and screening of 34 candidates for the position.

More information on Darcy’s contact coordinates will be available soon.  The Board wishes to acknowledge the diligent work of Michelle Paquin as the Association’s Interim President and CEO over the last five months and are pleased that Michelle will be continuing in her leadership role as the Association’s CFO; a role that she has performed in admirably on behalf of our YMCA even as she undertook the additional Interim responsibilities.

Please join me in thanking Michelle for her dedication and leadership and also in welcoming Darcy to the YMCA of Fredericton community.

Ben Coles
Board Chair
YMCA of Fredericton