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YWCA Toronto maintains and fosters partnerships and business relationships with education institutions, community organizations, advocacy groups and umbrella organizations.

Each relationship is valuable and we are grateful to our partners for their trust and loyalty. Consider collaborating with us for employment and training projects. Discover how others have benefited from a partnership with YWCA Toronto.


Partner Spotlight: George Brown College

YWCA Toronto has been offering a Pre-Apprenticeship General Carpentry program for women in partnership with George Brown College. The collaboration resulted from both partners’ resolve to see more women enter the trades sector and the partnership works well because both agencies are experts in different areas.  YWCA Toronto ensures the women have the support they need before, during and after the training program and George Brown College provides experienced teachers and state of the art facilities and equipment. 

Graduates from the program obtain Level 1 certification training in General Carpentry from George Brown College and YWCA Toronto negotiates job placements lasting between 8 to 12 weeks with employers –who may hire  the women full time  and /or offer them full apprenticeships. 

Everyone wins from this partnership but most of all the women who are able to enter a male-dominated sector and strengthen their earning power with a lucrative job.


Partner Spotlight: Urban Circle

YWCA Toronto and Urban Circle Training Centre Inc. in Winnipeg have had a training partnership for the delivery of Life Skills Coach Training services since 2004. Urban Circle and YWCA Toronto invested in the training and mentoring of one of their staff to become a Coach Trainer to deliver the YWCA Toronto Life Skills Coach training curriculum to their clients and community members.

Today, Urban Circle runs Life Skills Coach training sessions in Winnipeg and retains revenue from each training session.  The partnership ensures the quality standards of the YWCA Toronto Life Skills Coach curriculum, facilitates affordable access to the training for people in Winnipeg and reduces both agencies’ costs of travelling. A win-win situation for all parties involved.

Learn more about this kind of partnership opportunity with YWCA Toronto here.


Partner Spotlight: The Centre for Education and Training

YWCA JUMP Etobicoke and The Centre for Education and Training (TCET) have developed a partnership to deliver itinerant settlement services to newcomer women and youth in Malton, Brampton and Mississauga. 

TCET provides the location and YWCA JUMP offers our signature training programs in Customer Service, Cash Register Training, Career Cruising and Personality Dimensions for newcomer women.  The partnership benefits the communities in the area and has proven particularly advantageous to newcomer women eager to learn new or additional skills to enter the Canadian labour market.   

The leadership taken by both agencies in this partnership has demonstrated TCET’s commitment to the communities they serve and YWCA Toronto’s resolve to find new venues and opportunities to be a turning point in the lives of women and girls.  


Community Partners

Employment Focus
Windfall Clothing

English Language Skills Development  
Academy of Learning
Childminding Monitoring Advisory & Support
College of Educators
Centennial Infant & Child Centre (Occupational Therapist)
Humber College
Community Development MicroSkills
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Rexdale Community Health Centre, Diabetes Education
Richview Library
Toronto Preschool Speech and Language Services
Toronto Public Health/Public
Toronto Catholic District School Board- continuing Education Department
Jobstart
Costi Immigrant
YMCA Language Assessment and Referral Centre
Toronto District School Board  LINC/ESL

JUMP Etobicoke
Albion Library
Centre for Education & Training
Community MicroSkills Development Centre
Rexdale Women’s Centre
Richview Library
North York Community House
Toronto District School Board Newcomer Youth Services
Toronto District School Board
Skills for Change
YMCA

JUMP Scarborough
Afghan Women’s Organization
Bendale Acres Long-term Care Home
Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre
Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough
Catholic Cross Cultural Services
Cliffcrest Employment Services (TESS)
Epilepsy Toronto
Malvern Rouge Valley Youth Services
Microskills
Smart Saver
South Asian Women’s Rights Organization (SAWRO)
TDSB Host programs
TDSB Newcomer Services for Youth and Adults, Malvern/Morningside locations
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
Volunteer Toronto
Woodgreen Community Services
Worker’s Action Centre
YWCA Women’s Employment Centre (3090 and 3730 Kingston Road)

Moving On To Success
Scarborough Women’s Centre 

Skills Development Centre
Aurora College - Yellowknife Campus  
Carlton Trail Regional College
Conestoga College 
Northern College 
Okanagan College
Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education & Training Institute
Urban Circle Training Centre Inc.
YWCA Halifax 
YWCA Sudbury 
YWCA Metro Vancouver 

Women’s Employment Centre
G98.7 FM
ONESTEP 
The East Scarborough Storefront 
The Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Council 
Toronto Board of Trade 
Windfall Clothing