Education & Training

“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 our community.

YMCA Employment Services, Community Initiatives, and Health, Fitness & Aquatics offer workshops, tutorials and training designed and proven to help clients with job search and career decision making, financial planning, youth awareness and health and safety. Read descriptions below and click the red button below each course to learn more, find upcoming dates and times, or register now.


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Meet with an Employment Advisor in your community

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services

YMCA Employment Advisors travel across the area to help job seekers with their job search. Call 519-371-9222 to book an appointment in your community.

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Youth Awareness

Home Alone​

Home Alone workshop helps your child become ready to be at home alone and prepared for any emergency. Participants learn about how to make safe, smart choices when home alone, how to handle emergencies and what responsibilities come with being home alone.

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Youth Awareness

Kids Conflict Resolution

This program gives students the ability to resolve or diffuse a situation in a healthy and productive manner, before it becomes out of control, dangerous or violent.

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Pathways to Apprenticeship

Skilled trades offer a lot of exciting opportunities to grow and advance your career. Learn what an apprenticeship is, how an apprenticeship works and the benefits of working in the skilled trades.

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