Heartwarming Postcard Project Connects Community  

Dartmouth, NS – Yesterday, the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning and YWCA staff led a vibrant postcard project as part of the Palifax programming, creating a memorable experience for local youth.  Many of the participants had never mailed or received a postcard before. The activity encouraged them to collage and decorate their own postcards, sending…

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Leo Gunvaldsen Klaassen

Why do you like coming back to the MacPhee Centre each term? “I always know I’ll be accepted and seen at the MacPhee Centre because there’s always a sense of community and artistic freedom provided by the welcoming and inclusive mentoring leadership of staff. There’s also an amazing variety of engaging programs such as stop…

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Jayden Stright

Jayden attended over 240 hours of programming at MacPhee in 2023 Why do you like coming back to the MacPhee Centre each term? “I like coming back to the MacPhee Centre because I really enjoy talking to my friends, and the staff are great to talk with. Coming to MacPhee also allowed me to show…

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Caz Kavanaugh

Caz started as a program participant in Fall 2021 in Open Studio, Dungeons and Dragons, and Bookbinding, then, last year, after attending the Like a Boss program, started assisting during PD Day programs. During our Fall 2023 Term, Caz facilitated an 8-week Jewelry Making program and joined the board as a youth ambassador. Why do…

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Music Milestones!

Today, we’re thrilled to shine the spotlight on an outreach program that embodies the transformative power of music. Let’s celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of the youth from the YMCA Centre for Immigrant Programs! With Jon’s encouraging and supportive facilitation, 10 youths from the YMCA took weekly guitar lessons over about three months.   “Jon was a…

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Spring Program Celebration

Our recent Spring Program Celebration was more than just an event; it was a kaleidoscope of talent, a symphony of stories, and a testament to the transformative power of art. The turnout from our community on June 4, 2024, at Christ Church Upper Hall filled our hearts. We heard from Keke Beatz, who facilitated our…

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Let’s Build Boats (and connections)!

Summer is almost here, and at MacPhee Centre, this means summer camp planning. Lately, we are thinking outside the box—literally, outside 50 Queen Street—when it comes to summer camps. Last year, in addition to our usual world class art camps, we launched our first ever annual skilled trades camp in partnership with the Nova Scotia…

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MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning receives $25,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

DARTMOUTH, NS – In partnership with IWK Health and Addictions program, MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning will be collaborating with the Adolescent Intensive Services (AIS) program to enhance support for youth transitioning back into the community throughout and after their treatment period at AIS. With the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant, the organization will…

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Open Doors, Open Arms

Dartmouth North Community Mural!  The proposed mural for the wall along Robert Burns Drive will feature eight floating doors based on actual different venues in the community like the Boys and Girls Club. Bursting out of the doors will be friendly people, smiling faces, and swirling arms carrying and holding various elements that were named…

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