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Find the Right Employees for Your Business

Our YMCA Employer services are at the heart of the business community in Midland, Parry Sound and Huntsville!

We help local businesses in Midland, Parry Sound and Huntsville hire the right candidate for the job, and our services are funded by Employment Ontario. We can:

  • match qualified candidates to your job openings;
  • help create job ads and post them on our on-site or online job board;
  • collect resumes and pre-screen candidates;
  • provide a wage subsidy when you hire unemployed people who need some training, and help develop the training plan.

Wage subsidies are designed to support employers who help unemployed workers enter or re-enter the workforce and maintain employment, employers may receive financial support for on-the-job training, including apprenticeship training, and work experience opportunities.

Wage Subsidy Eligibility

To be eligible for a wage subsidy, an employer must:

  • be licensed to operate in Ontario;
  • provide employment in Ontario;
  • demonstrate the ability to provide the trainee with adequate supervision and the training described in the training plan;
  • place trainees on the company’s payroll and provide the same employment terms, conditions and benefits as regular employees;
  • comply with all applicable legislation, including federal/provincial human rights legislation, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Employment Standards Act, and freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation;
  • maintain appropriate WSIB or private workplace insurance coverage and have adequate third party general liability insurance;

Employment Wage Subsidy | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

A Job Developer in one of our employment service centres can help you identify employment opportunities suitable for an Ontario wage subsidy.

Employer Information Sessions

YMCA Employment Services offer information sessions for employers, providing strategies for dealing with your biggest investment: your employees. The brown bag “Lunch and Learn” series will help you promote and foster positive employee relationships.

Employment and Transition Services

In the event that you are laying off employees, we can provide outplacement and transition services to help people get back on track.

YMCA employment centres provides outplacement services to help your employees make the transition to new opportunities following a layoff. We’ll help boost morale during a difficult time by sparking some of the motivation and drive needed to find direction.

We’ll provide information and assistance with all aspects of the transition to a new job:

  • exploring career transition possibilities and career counselling
  • learning about what employers are looking for in the current economy
  • resumes and cover letters
  • researching and finding new employers

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Strengthsquest - self assessment

• Identify your top 5 talents
• Learn the power behind your talents and how to intentionally apply them daily
• The benefits and power of a strengths based approach
• The tools to begin your StrengthsQuest journey and establish a strengths based culture

Leadership Communication

• Identify your communication style
• Gain awareness about the impact you have on others based on how you communicate
• Learn techniques and the awareness needed to be a truly great communicator

Transformational Leadership

• Defining leadership throughout the ages
• Learn to differentiate between trending concepts on leadership to those that are proven, relevant and applicable today
• Learn to identify what leadership styles have influenced you and what leadership style and the characteristics you would most like to exemplify. What form of leadership is your team or organization led by? Which style would have the most impact?

Strategic Planning

• Why is it important?
• How does one get started?
• What makes a good strategic plan? – learn the essentials

Team Effectiveness - Stages of Development

• Be provided with the tools needed to assess at what level of performance your team is working at
• Learn to kick start and transition your team to one that is highly performing

Mindfulness - Group Approach

• Strategies, techniques & its importance towards attaining a work/life balance

Strengthsquest - Motivation and Engagement

• Learn to manage your talents and those of your team as an interactive process
• You will be able to assess if you are in the right role and determine if managing people is the right fit for you? Are you developing or damaging your teams?

Managing Performance

• Tried and true tools perfect for staff evaluations
• You will be able to differentiate between critical behaviour needing intervention versus behaviour that can be coached
• You will be provided with the tools on how to address staff behaviour & coach your teams


• Learn the science, physiological & psychological responses that impact decision making and personal interaction
• You will be able to look at the work environment through a different lens noting its impact on potential employee performance and learning the means to intervene and influence for better results

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Resiliency

• Provides additional insights on how you are perceived and how that awareness can lead to greater impact as a leader

Change Management

• Examines the impact change has throughout an organization and provides you with the tools and understanding of how to navigate through change with the least collateral & cultural damage

Conflict Resolution

• Learn the tools needed to be able to find the common ground needed to move beyond an impasse

The Art of Persuasion

• Realize the weight of your words and actions and how to put that knowledge to the best use
• Where do you fit within the political milieu?

Strengthsquest - followership and leadership

• Move beyond what your individual talents contribute to a team and start to learn to intentionally aim & maximize the talents of others
• With this understanding you will be able to address and provide what your team members need from you as their leader

Principled-Centre Leadership

• You will learn to appreciate and consider the weight of responsibility that comes as you evolve as a leader
• You will examine ethical dilemmas and the means to address them, as well as the consequences those decisions may have

Philanthropic Leadership

• Learn a strategic approach to philanthropic visioning for your organization. As the funding landscape changes so too must our approach to philanthropy
• You will examine your readiness to adapt to these changes and how to instill a framework and culture of philanthropy that can be sustained for the long term

Board Governance

• Learn the importance of Governance and the essential role it plays as part of any organization
• Learn to assess at what stage of Governance your board operates at and how to move their level of engagement should your organization be ready for the shift
• You will be given the tools to fully understand & implement best practices of governance into your organization

Collaboration and Strategic Partnerships

• You will be provided with the tools in order to assess the readiness of your organization and your board to collaborate or partner with another organization
• We will discuss and examine what governing practices need to be in place in order for collaboration to not only occur but also succeed

Unconscious Bias

• Everyone is biased. With that understanding and acceptance you will learn how to make decisions that acknowledges the role bias can often play within that process
• You will discuss best practices and be provided with the tools needed to implement them

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