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YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford

Site: Burlington - Ron Edwards Family YMCA

Service: YMCA Employment & Training Services

Record #: BTN1921
Last Full Update: 28 Jun 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone 905-681-1140
Fax 905-681-8366
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Primary Contact Christine VandeGraaf, General Manager; Email:
Alternate Contact Karen Smith, Program Manager; Email:

Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1986
Primary Executive Lily Lumsden, Senior Regional Manager; Email:
Funding Provincial ; Fundraising ; United Way ; Private

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  
* FAX (sending only)  
* 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
Hours 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
Application Call for an appointment
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
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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