Community Development

YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is the largest not-for-profit child care provider in Canada, delivering licensed child care, as well as before and after school care.

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Free YMCA Employment Programs – from skills training to internships, work placements, job search guidance, and more – help people secure safe, meaningful jobs.

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Through day camps, leadership programs, immersive outdoor learning experiences, and more, youth are making healthy connections and developing vital skills in YMCA Camping & Outdoor Education programs.

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Through sports & rec lessons, people are exercising, making new connections, and building a sense of community, all elements linked with physical and mental health.

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Through Diverse Youth Leadership Development programs, Youth for Entrepreneurship (Y4E), Teen Nights, and more, youth build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life.

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Being of Service to its Community

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity empowering people with essential services, opportunities to better their lives, and a sense of community. People of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life gain opportunities to reach their full potential with dignity, thanks to programs and initiatives designed to bring people together and inspire positive change.

Throughout its 170-year history, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has worked to address the most urgent needs in its community – from unemployment, to social isolation, poverty, inequity, and more. Today, across 440+ locations, the charity provides safe spaces for teens; licensed child care; employment services; support for immigrants; shelters and wraparound supports for youth without housing; mental health and substance use counselling; camps; food banks; health and fitness programs; volunteer opportunities; and many more essential services that promote equity and help people advance their well-being.

Through good and dark times, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has shown its ability to create close and lasting ties with its community and assist those who need it. Having a business presence in Toronto, Power Corporation is proud to support the charity in helping people overcome obstacles and reach their true potential.





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