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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FREE Resume Writing Services

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce Employment Services

“How do I write a resume?” is one of the most common questions we hear. Our experienced resume writers will help make the process easier and ensure your resume stands out from the crowd. Call for an appointment in your community, or stop by our Resource Centre in Hanover or Owen Sound.

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Job Search

The Job Seeker’s Pep Talk

Feeling discouraged in your job search? This pep talk includes tips and tricks for staying motivated, and reminds you that you are only “one piece of the puzzle.”

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Resumes & Cover Letters

Uncovering Your Hidden Talents

Transferable skills are great to include on your resume when making a career change, as a recent graduate with minimal work experience, or when looking for your first job. Find out what transferable skills you have.

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Youth Awareness

Youth Leadership Development

This 5 week L.I.T. program promotes development of leadership through team based activities and workshop formats. The participants will focus on goal setting and communication skills.

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Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023

It’s Giving Tuesday, a global day of generosity.

Our community relies on the YMCA, and the YMCA relies on donors like you.

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