YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford

Site: Burlington - Ron Edwards Family YMCA

Service: YMCA Employment & Training Services

Record #: BTN1921
Last Full Update: 03 Jun 2024

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-681-1140
E-Mail yesjobs@ymcahbb.ca
Website www.YtoWork.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Instagram Instagram, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Christine VandeGraaf, General Manager; Email: christine.vandegraaf@ymcahbb.ca
Alternate Contact Karen Smith, Program Manager; Email: karen.smith@ymcahbb.ca

Agency Information

Established 1986

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

The centre primarily assists those who are out of work, and youth who are out of school to assess their skills and employment potential

  • various programs assist job seekers with their job search activities and on the job training

Major Programs and Services:  
Ontario Employment Services:

  • an employment experience program 
  • candidates get the training and experience needed to find a job 
  • individual employment counselling 
  • job search techniques 
  • job placements (subsidized,unsubsidized and apprenticeship) 
  • educational upgrading 
  • career focusing
  • for more information see separate listing here

Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship programs: 

  • candidates experience the trades through free on the job training 
  • program runs annually
  • recruitment begins in January of each year pending funding

Resource Room: 

  • drop-in or by appointment
  • self-directed access to information on careers 
  • training opportunities 
  • employment workshops 
  • job bank 
  • client phone for job search

Computer services:  
Free of charge, available to those using for job search, training and education (including life-long learning) 

  • computers with Internet 
  • web-based e-mail
  • Microsoft 2016 Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • USB drive/flashdrive/memory stick ports 
  • free printing (max. 20 pages per day) 
  • scanner 
  • some sites, such as game sites, are blocked

Employment & Upgrading Preparation program:

  • assists adults with improving their reading and writing to enhance their employment skills

Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Areas Served Halton Region ; Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Plus additional eligibility criteria for different programs, contact for information

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Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Site Location Access from North parking lot
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Ron Edwards Family YMCA
500 Drury Lane, Lower Level
Burlington, ON L7R 2X2
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Intersection Drury Lane and New St

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