A Canadian newcomer takes part in a YMCA education and training workshop to improve literacy and English skills.

“Education is not the filling of a bucket but the lighting of a fire”
– William Butler Yeats

Learning is a never-ending journey…one that can take you wherever you want to go! By building literacy, life and social skills, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge that can lead to better grades and job opportunities, and for all of us, a better future for Canada.

Whether your child needs a little extra help with their homework or you’re looking to improve your literacy or English skills, many YMCAs offer programs, courses and workshops to support you on your life-long learning journey.

Local Education and Training Services

We provide education and training services in many ways. Here’s a look at some programs that you’ll find at local Ys across the country (programs vary by location and may not be available in all areas):

Most YMCAs also offer special workshops throughout the year on a wide-range of topics from ways to manage your health to global issues.

Visit your local Y’s website for more information. Programs vary by location and may not be available in all areas.