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Work at the Y!

Find out why you should work at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. Learn what employees are saying, everything the Y has to offer, and how we support employees to reach their goals.

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Our Work

Join our YMCA team and light the way for others

Join the Y and be a part of a highly engaged team ready to brighten the lives of children, teens, adults, families and older adults.

We're hiring for a range of rewarding roles, from child care educators and camp counsellors to employment specialists, case workers, life guards and personal trainers. Our work happens across the GTA and each program area has unique jobs and skills requirements. The YMCA is a large charity with many program support and strategy positions in areas like IT, Finance and Fundraising.

Our People

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is made up of a collaborative team of people who make it possible to deliver programs and services successfully across the GTA every day. Our employees are excited about working at the Y and the impact they make in the lives of the people they serve.

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Employment Consultant, Employment and Community

“Never give up on your dreams. I started as a volunteer at the YMCA 17 years ago and I’m still here.”

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General Manager of Projects and Product Delivery

“If you are creative, curious and passionate the opportunities at the Y are endless.”

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Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)

"I am coming to work to play and to be a play partner. I am 30 years in, because it feels like, and is, home. It is the people I love being with – the children, the families, my coworkers – I feel like I belong here."

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Camps and Outdoor Education, YMCA Camp Pine Crest

“Fun fact – my Mom actually applied for me to work at the YMCA! I’m so glad she did. Since then, I’ve found my passion through camp and applied my newfound confidence in my personal life.”

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Member Services, Health & Fitness

"I retired from my first career as a teacher. At my age, I wanted to keep my mind active. And the Y gave me a second career."

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Program Analyst, Client Support Services

"I had only been in Canada for one month and the Y provided a great support system and community. Nearly 10 years later and I haven’t left.”

How Our Employees Support Communities

Jobs at the Y help to support programs in over 440 locations in communities across the GTA.

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Achieve Your Personal and Career Goals at the Y!

It doesn’t matter if this is your first job (we provide training!) or you are a seasoned professional, the Y has a lot to offer you:

  • Comprehensive benefits to support your health and well-being
  • Work-life balance and a family-friendly environment to help you balance your personal and work commitments
  • An appreciation of you as an individual and your desire to make a meaningful contribution
  • Lifelong learning including training and leadership opportunities to support your growth
  • A commitment to diversity, equity,inclusion, and belonging in all of our employment practices so you can be your authentic self at work
  • Teamwork at a growing organization, recognized as a top employer for 14 years in a row

Start Your Career at the Y

Here are some of the reasons the Y is a great place to work for people just starting their careers:

  • We offer a diverse range of jobs and opportunities for advancement
  • We provide the support, positivity and guidance so you can realize your potential including access to professional development funding to help with your tuition
  • We are committed to equity and removing barriers to allow you to grow into your career
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A Great Place to Build a Career

A Great Place to Build a Career

Julia joined the Child Care team 8 years ago as a part time Early Childcare Educator and now works as a Level 1 Supervisor. Watch this video and find out how Julia has built her career at the Y and why she is passionate about being an Early Childhood Educator.

Our Values Guide Everything We Do

Our values are a part of everything we do at the Y – how we treat our employees, how we run our programs, and how we support our communities.

Inclusiveness. We create welcoming places and programs where everyone feels they belong

Integrity. We are truthful, trustworthy, and take responsibility for our choices, actions, and commitments

Kindness. We are caring and compassionate

Optimism. We believe in the strengths and potential in people and communities

Respect. We treat every person with dignity

Well-being. We are dedicated to people’s physical, social, and mental health

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at the Y

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Our vision for the future of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is to build vibrant communities where everyone can shine. To realize that, the YMCA is committed to broadening and deepening our work in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, to support more equitable outcomes with Indigenous communities and equity-deserving groups across the GTA, with an intersectional approach to this work.

Volunteering at the Y

In addition to our job opportunities, we also offer rewarding volunteer opportunities so you can give back to your community.

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Employer Awards

Be part of an organization that has been recognized as a TOP Employer for 14 years in a row!

We are committed to being a great workplace and providing an environment where people enjoy their work and grow in their jobs. Participating in Top Employer programs allows us to continually strive towards higher standards and offer our people the best possible working experience.

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Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

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Canada’s Greenest Employers

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Best Non Profit/Foundation

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Best Recreation Facility

Find Career Opportunities Now!

Browse the diverse range of jobs available at the Y. Be the spark.