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DateHeadlineMedia Outlet(s)
December 21World Basketball DayCP24
December 13Unlocking your potential: The YMCA of Greater Toronto empowers the community to achieve their full potential
Toronto Star
November 16Ontario boosting ECE wages to $23.86 an hour next year in bid to ease shortage of workers
November 16Ontario boosting minimum wage for early childhood educators to attract workers to the sector
The Globe and Mail
November 9Ontario non-profit calls for stable funding as Toronto child-care facility suspends infant program
November 9
Child care spaces in jeopardy as operators try to secure provincial, federal funding
CityNews Toronto
October 16Affordable child care in Ontario of little use without better compensated early childhood
October 11YMCA offering free mental health programs for youthCityNews
September 23YMCA of Greater Toronto highlights new ‘Obstacles’Strategy Magazine
September 08How the YMCA is creating the ultimate outdoor experience for familiesBreakfast Television
July 19Arnold Schwarzenegger re-unites with a local bodybuilding rivalCityNews
July 10This 94 year old bodybuilder proves that fitness is a lifelong journeyBreakfast Television
July 07The CEO of YMCA GTA is retiring: Medhat Mahdy reflects on 47 yearsCBC Metro Morning
July 0794-year-old fitness enthusiast proves age is just a numberCityNews
June 21Work on Scarborough's 'innovative and crucial' Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre underway after 15 yearsToronto Star
June 08Ontario to boost early childhood educator wages in bid to ease staff
MAY 18Ontario youth need to be protected from gambling
APRIL 18Canada’s Greenest Employers 2023 embrace sustainability on all frontsThe Globe and Mail
March 27YMCA of Greater Toronto names new president &
March 14YMCA of Greater Toronto president retiring after 50 years of service | The StarToronto Star
March 14After 50 Years As President & CEO of YMCA of Greater Toronto, Medhat Mahdy Is Calling It a CareerNewstalk 1010
March 14Why training more child-care workers isn't enough to solve the staffing
March 14The CEO of YMCA of Greater Toronto is retiring: Medhat Mahdy reflects on 47, CBC Metro Morning
March 13Workers Wanted:  YMCA senior executive explains how Ontario's childcare worker shortage will affect Toronto parentsCBC Metro Morning
March 13Why a shortage of workers threatens $10/day child care | CBC News
February 8 Workforce shortages threaten community well-being | Opinion |
January 28Toronto man spends 24-hours at Denny'sCityNews
January 10YMCA's New Year's fitness tipsCP24 Breakfast
January 6Opinion: Staff shortage threatens to hold back affordable child care in OntarioToronto Star
January 5 Staff shortage threatens to hold back affordable child care | Opinion |


DateHeadlineMedia Outlet(s)
December 13How to talk with youth about cannabis useTVO: The Agenda
November 21Medhat Mahdy, President & CEO of YMCA Of Greater Toronto, Receives Highest Vaughan
November 10A look inside Toronto’s incredible YMCA AcademyThe Globe and Mail
July 22New YMCA location coming to east end TorontoToronto Star,
July 19Long-awaited Steve & Sally Stavro YMCA opening next month in Toronto's east endCP24, CTV News
July 19Steve & Sally Stavro Family YMCA on Kingston Road to officially open doors Aug. 15Beach Metro
June 26The YMCA: A place where everyone can shineThe Toronto Star,
June 233 things you need to know about the newly opened Vaughan metropolitan community centreThe Toronto Star,,,
May 4Opinion: Voters should keep youth in mind during Ontario electionThe Toronto Star,,
April 22After going back to school, this public relations student seeks her first full-time role in the field
Our Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Nora Gorman shares best practices for creating a resume that stands out to recruiters and employers.
The Globe and Mail
March 10Opinion: Kindness and empathy are critical to the GTA’s recovery from,, The Toronto Star
January 18Live interview with our Senior Vice President, Child & Family Development, Linda Cottes, on the opening of almost 50 YMCA emergency child care centresCP24
January 13Ontario health care workers scramble for daycare spotsThe Globe and Mail
January 11YMCA of Greater Toronto, selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2022 by MediacorpThe Globe and Mail


DateHeadlineMedia Outlet(s)
December 18Chief Strategy Officer at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, Jamison Steeve, discusses Shine On survey results in this Millennial Balance podcast episode105.9 The Region
December 15Helping youth succeed in the job huntMarkham Review
December 2Un jeune sans-abri LGBTQ+ sur 3 a tenté de se suicider durant la pandémie, selon une étudeIci Radio-Canada
November 1YMCA Employment Services offers 5 tips to help your resumé
October 20Op ed: Ontario needs a federal-provincial child-care
September 29With her credentials, can this non-profit marketing manager find a new role with room to grow?The Globe and Mail
September 10The GTA Y takes a ‘shine’ to animationStimulant
September 2The YMCA of Toronto announces its COVID-19 Vaccination PolicyBreakfast Television, CP24, 680 News, CTV Toronto
August 12-September 1The YMCA of Greater Toronto's President and CEO Medhat Mahdy and Program Coordinator Sam Adebiyi share details about the YMCA Black Achievers mentorship program launch and explain its importance in our communities.CBC News, Breakfast Television, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun,, Share News, 105.9 The Region
August 9Doug Ford urged to create a vaccine passport before the fourth wave hits
Our Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Nora Gorman shares her thoughts about introducing a vaccine passport in Ontario.
Toronto Star
July 14Here is what you need to know about gyms reopening on FridayTRNTO
July 13Here's what to expect when Toronto gyms reopen this weekDaily Hive
July 12YMCA of Greater Toronto opens 9 health and fitness facilities to outdoor classesGlobal News
July 2Opinion Story: 'Monumental need' for child care in wake of pandemic YMCA of Greater Toronto's President and CEO Medhat Mahdy's op-ed focuses on opportunities for women, the economy and children.Toronto Star,,
June 18YMCA steps up for front-line workers with emergency childcare program in Shelburne and
June 12A Look At 2021 YMCA Summer Camp ProgrammingNewstalk 1010
June 10It’s official: Scarborough’s Bridletowne Community Hub is getting builtToronto Star
June 9'I had hope and a vision': Scarborough community hub residents dreamed up is now fundedToronto Star
May 15Reopening Ont. outdoor recreational sites should focus on equity, access: advocatesToronto Star, National Post,
May 15Overnight campers stare down another lost summerThe Globe and Mail
May 3Prepare for your move to Canada: Get help with pre-arrival servicesCanadian Immigrant
April 12What to do if your toddler bites—or gets bitten—at daycareToday's Parent

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