What is your legal name?
Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Toronto.

Are you a religious organization?
No. We are a secular organization. We work with women and girls of all faiths.

What is your date of incorporation?
June 17, 1911.

What was your first date of service?
February 20, 1873.

How long have you been a United Way member agency?
Since 1956.

What are your vision and mission statements?
YWCA Toronto will be a leader in transforming the lives of marginalized and disadvantaged women and girls in Toronto. 

YWCA Toronto accomplishes this vision by being a strong advocate for women and girls, providing transformative services in the areas of employment support and training, housing options and shelters, leadership development programs for girls and key supports for women and children who have experienced violence.

What does your organization do?
YWCA Toronto is an association by, for and about women and girls. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls' programs and family programs; we also engage in systemic advocacy.

In which of the “priority neighbourhoods” across the GTA are your services available?
Etobicoke: Jamestown
North York: Flemingon Park-Victoria Village, Jane-Finch, Lawrence Heights, Westminster-Branson
Scarborough: Dorset Park, Eglinton East-Kennedy, Kingston-Galloway, Malvern, Scarborough Village, Steeles-L’Amoreaux
York: Weston-Mt. Dennis

Do you provide services outside the City of Toronto?
Yes, in Peel Region and at Camp Tapawingo, located in Parry Sound.

Describe the community that is served by YWCA Toronto and its diversity.
In 2014, 60.75% of our program participants were members of visible minority communities and 7.2% were members of Aboriginal communities.

How many Board positions do you have?

How do you ensure that your staff complement reflects the diversity of the community served by YWCA Toronto?
We encourage applications for vacancies from people of all races, colours, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. We promote the principles of anti-oppression and adhere to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code.