Inspiring Change Locally and Globally
YMCA of Fredericton’s Global and Community Development is part of a global movement of YMCAs in more than 125 countries. As part of the global network, we raise awareness about global issues and collaborate and partner with YMCAs in other countries.
YMCA Global Initiatives helps inspire all Canadians to broaden their perspectives, build their community connections and leadership skills, and actively engage in strengthening their communities, both locally and worldwide through the global YMCA network.
The YMCA Peace Medallion is intended to recognize the achievements of individuals and groups in our community who--without any special resources – demonstrate Peace in their lives, activities and actions.
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. When Canadians embody the values of PEACE through our daily actions, we can build a better Canada.