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YMCA of Cape Breton to Benefit from IT Enhancements

Membership growth identifies high-tech opportunities

August 25, 2014    –    Port Hawkesbury, NS    –    Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

The YMCA of Cape Breton’s locations in Sydney, Glace Bay and Port Hawkesbury are going high-tech. The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, will contribute $141,360 to support upgrades to existing information technology systems. Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Member of Parliament (South Shore–St. Margaret’s), was in Port Hawkesbury today to make the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA). 

Significant growth in membership across the YMCA of Cape Breton’s locations has put pressure on the association’s aging information technology infrastructure and resources. Funding from the Government of Canada will help the association to acquire the technology required to keep up with existing demands and promote future growth.

Quick Facts

  • Incorporated in 1886, the YMCA of Cape Breton is one of the oldest charities on Cape Breton Island. The Y has a long history of providing a wide range of services to the community with an emphasis on fitness, childcare, youth development, employment and entrepreneurship.
  • The IT enhancement project will improve operational resources and quality; improve profitability through increased operational and fundraising efficiencies; enhance member, visitor and participant engagement; and increase data security.
  • The YMCA of Cape Breton serves more than 26,000 individuals annually.

Quotes

-       Gerald Keddy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and ACOA, Member of Parliament (South Shore–St. Margaret’s) on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA) 

“The YMCA of Cape Breton’s IT enhancement project will help our local members and businesses to grow and it will improve services and resources across our Cape Breton Island locations.  We are pleased to have the Government of Canada on board as a partner in this innovative and progressive initiative.”  

-       Andre Gallant, CEO of the YMCA of Cape Breton

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Contacts

Kelsie Corey
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of State
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
613-941-7241

D.A. Landry
Communications
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
902-564-3617

Andre Gallant, CEO
YMCA of Cape Breton
902-562-9622 ext. 5

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