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YMCA of Hamilton / Burlington / Brantford

Site: Burlington - Ron Edwards Family YMCA

Service: YMCA Employment & Training Services

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Employment Services offices will be closed for in-person appointments * appointments are available during regular office hours via phone or email
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) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
Employment Services offices will be closed for in-person appointments * appointments are available during regular office hours via phone or email 
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:  
* by appointment only - drop in not available at this time 
* 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) include:  
* 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
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Employment / Training ; Youth
HCSD Sub Heading Academic Upgrading ; Adult Literacy ; Apprenticeship ; Career Counselling ; Job Search Support / Training ; Summer Employment ; Summer Employment for Youth ; Work Experience
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Apprenticeship Preparation ; Career Awareness ; Comprehensive Job Assistance Centres ; Internship Programs ; On the Job Training ; Prejob Guidance ; Summer Employment ; Work Experience

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