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Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Toronto.

No. We are a secular organization. We work with women and girls of all faiths.

June 17, 1911

February 20, 1873

Since 1956.

YWCA Toronto will be a leader in transforming the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged women and girls in Toronto. 

YWCA Toronto accomplishes this vision by being a strong advocate for women and girls, providing transformative services in the areas of employment support and training, housing options and shelters, leadership development programs for girls and key supports for women and children who have experienced violence.

YWCA Toronto is an association by, for and about women and girls. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls' programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

Etobicoke: Jamestown
North York: Flemingon Park-Victoria Village, Jane-Finch, Lawrence Heights, Westminster-Branson
Scarborough: Dorset Park, Eglinton East-Kennedy, Kingston-Galloway, Malvern, Scarborough Village, Steeles-L’Amoreaux
York: Weston-Mt. Dennis

Yes, in Peel Region and at Camp Tapawingo, located in Parry Sound.

In 2014, 60.75% of our program participants were members of visible minority communities and 7.2% were members of Aboriginal communities.


We encourage applications for vacancies from people of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. We promote the principles of anti-oppression and adhere to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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