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Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Toronto.

No. We are a secular organization. We work with women, girls and gender diverse people of all faiths and backgrounds.

June 17, 1911.

February 20, 1873.

Since 1956.

YWCA Toronto seeks a radical transformation of society where all women, girls and gender diverse people can thrive.

YWCA Toronto is a leader and collaborator in the provision of feminist, intersectional and transformative shelter and housing, employment and training, leadership, and advocacy for women, girls and gender diverse people.

YWCA Toronto is an association by, for, and about women and girls. We also welcome Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary and genderqueer community members. 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 to advance gender equality and racial justice.

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 racialized communities and 7.2% were members of Indigenous communities.

We have 18 Board positions.

We encourage applications for vacancies from people of all races, 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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