Education and Training Institute

YWCA Toronto's Education and Training Institute is our response to the need for high quality, current and affordable vocational programs for women and gender diverse individuals.

The institute opens its doors with post-secondary Office Administration career courses. In the near future, the institute will offer selective courses in management, customer service, leadership and communication skills.

This new initiative adds another step to YWCA Toronto's 150 year old tradition of providing women with working skills and professional development opportunities. Join us and build your success here. We can help you!

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
  • Mature students (18 years or older) who do not have OSSD or equivalent must successfully complete a ministry approved qualifying test

All candidates must also pass the following assessments:

  • Computer literacy (MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Numeracy assessment
  • Typing speed (20 words wpm)
  • Reading comprehension test
  • Essay writing

Contact Us

YWCA Toronto Skills Development Centre
416.269.0091 x231



"The programs at YWCA Toronto are great! One of the reasons I came here was because it was catered to women. Knowing that I was going to be with other women that can relate to what I’m going through is great."


Employment and Training Centre 3090 Kingston Rd. participant