YMCA of Greater Toronto recognized as top employer for 12th year

09 December 2019

TORONTO – December 6, 2019 – The YMCA of Greater Toronto is thrilled to be selected as one of the Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the 12th year for 2020. The Greater Toronto’s Top Employers competition has become the benchmark in the Greater Toronto Area for workplace best practices.

Top Employer recognitions are awarded only after rigorous evaluations. The YMCA of Greater Toronto was assessed based on eight criteria: physical workplace; social atmosphere; health, financial, and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

“Our charity is honoured to once again be recognized with this prestigious award and continually to strive to be among the best workplaces in Canada for our more than 6,000 employees whether they be teens in first jobs or adults contributing years of experience,” said Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Toronto. “We’re proud to provide diverse and socially-inclusive work environments and offer growth opportunities that help employees improve well-being in our communities.”

The YMCA of Greater Toronto offers a range of employment opportunities for a variety of roles including early childhood educators, fitness professionals, lifeguards, employment counsellors, camp counsellors and outdoor educators at its 450 locations across the GTA. In addition to being among the 2019 Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, this past year, the YMCA of Greater Toronto was also recognized in 2019 as one of Canada’s top employers for young people, a best diversity employer and a green employer. With a healthy and enrichening environment, staff are able to fuel their passion with fulfilling work that helps the YMCA achieve its mission.

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About the YMCA of Greater Toronto

For more than 165 years, the YMCA of Greater Toronto has provided leadership and worked with partners solving complex social problems to create real, measurable outcomes that have strengthened the social health and fabric of communities. As a charity, the Y offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including education and training, employment and immigrant services, family and youth services, health and fitness programs, child care and camps. Serving people in the city of Toronto, Durham, Peel, York and Halton regions and Dufferin County, last year the YMCA made more than 620,000 connections across 450 locations.