Employment & Training Programs will tentatively reopen offices beginning as of March 1, 2022

Our employment, settlement, language and skills training services for job seekers, newcomer women, employers and community partners will gradually reopen offices for pre-booked, in-person services tentatively beginning March 1, 2022. We continue to offer online services by connecting with clients over the phone, via email or on Zoom. Please check the Employment and Training page for more information.

Please take care of yourselves and each other. Thank you. 

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I Want to be a Life Skills Coach

YWCA Toronto is a national training center for Life Skills Coaches and the publisher of Life Skills resources. We have been training community leaders, coaches and facilitators in the areas of communication, leadership and problem solving skills since 1973.

Life Skills training is particularly beneficial to professionals in social services, education, employment, mental health, youth services and human resources, as well as to consultants and trainers.

Resources: Then & Now, Creative Problem Solving, Creative Wisdom Circles

ENHANCE your career profile with a certificate issued by the leading Life Skills Coach training and publishing organization.

ADVANCE your professional competitiveness with a training program recognized nationally by colleges, government funded programs and social service agencies.

SAVE preparation time with templates for designing new workshops or revising existing workshops.

PROVIDE you with tips and techniques to increase the variety and creativity of your lesson designs.

PRESENT proven lessons and workshop materials gathered from numerous and diverse communities.

GIVE you the confidence to respond to group issues and behaviour with appropriate exercises and activities.

IMPROVE the attendance and increase the retention of learners in your groups.

INCREASE your clients’ engagement and participation through dynamic leadership skills.

Life Skills Publications

Life Skills Publications

The Discovering Life Skills manuals are an indispensable tool for Life Skills Coaches.


Life Skills Coach Certificate

Life Skills is an indispensable training program for group leaders, coaches and facilitators delivering adult learning programs.

Life Skills Training Partnerships

Life Skills Training Partnerships

YWCA Toronto is open to develop training partnerships with training institutes, colleges, universities and community-based agencies.

Private In-House Training

Private In-House Training

Contact YWCA Toronto to deliver an in-house or private Life Skills Coach training session.


“I contacted YWCA Toronto to increase my chances of success.”

Mehvash I.

YWCA Toronto Employment Centre