YWCA Toronto
YWCA Toronto employees attend the organization's Women of Distinction awards gala in 2022  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why YWCA Toronto was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

  • YWCA Toronto promotes work-life balance by starting new employees with four weeks of paid vacation allowance, as well as four paid personal days which can be scheduled as needed throughout the year
  • YWCA Toronto offers six dedicated health promotion days each year to help employees take care of personal health and wellness matters, the "LifeWorks" employee and family assistance program and a mental health practitioner benefit (to $1,000 annually) as part of their health benefits plan
  • YWCA Toronto helps employees save for the future through a defined benefit pension plan and offers phased-in work options to help employees make the transition to retirement
YWCA Toronto employees at an event   (Photo credit: Michael Tenaglia)


Industry Individual and family services
Established in Canada 1873
Parent company YWCA Canada Affiliation
Parent company head office Toronto ON
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 282
Part-time employees in Canada 357
Average age of employees in Canada 46.23 years
Longest serving employee 44.6 years
Benefits note YWCA Toronto has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), telecommuting
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 75% of salary for 35 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $250 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

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