Be the Spark!

Join our professional and passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others.

Our culture is of paramount importance to us. We formally measure employee engagement twice a year to ensure our employees are having an excellent employment experience. Our current level of engagement is 80%, compared to some Canadian employer statistics of 69%.

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario was founded in 1856 and has over 200 locations from Goderich to Point Pelee, and Windsor to Woodstock. We are one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada and have over 100 school age programs across our regions. We also offer settlement services to newcomers, employment programs, mental health supports, and youth programs. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario operates two overnight camps, one in Point Pelee National Park, and one on Beausoleil Island in Muskoka. We also have 15 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario.

At the Y, our people are central to delivering our mission. We provide valuable training and development opportunities to help our teams grow professionally and personally. We look for the following qualities in all of our Employees and Volunteers:

  • Demonstrates our Core Values; Caring, Honesty, Respect & Responsibility and Inclusivity
  • Fun, Enthusiastic & Friendly Individuals
  • Hardworking and Dependable
  • Positive Role Model
  • Team Player
  • Professional
  • Enjoy working in a Social Environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Employees & Members

Employees and Volunteers of YMCA of Southwestern Ontario are Ambassadors for the Y both on and off of the job. We rely on them to help share our mission and increase awareness of the positive impact the Y can have on the lives of people in their communities. Particularly how we are helping to create healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.

All Employees and Volunteers are required to provide a current satisfactory Criminal Record and may require a Vulnerable Sector Search as a condition of their placement. 

Current Opportunities

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our association. We thank all interested applicants but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Be the spark! Join our passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others.

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