Career Planning and Development Services

Professional career development services for individuals.

The YMCA’s Career Planning Services have been helping individuals for over 65 years discover themselves and what career direction is best for them. We help people establish career goals by focusing on their natural strengths and abilities. State of the art career assessments (interests, aptitudes, personality) and one-to-one counselling sessions provide a personalized approach to career development. Every day, individuals who are at crossroads come to us to discover how they can make the change they need in their personal and professional life.

What we offer:

  • One-to-one counselling in a confidential, friendly and accepting atmosphere.
  • Insight into your unique abilities through specific assessments tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i), just to name a few!
  • Detailed interpretation of assessment results to help you learn more about yourself and plan your future.
  • Follow-up sessions for ongoing support and guidance.

The YMCA also provides services to help employers make informed and effective selection decisions to avoid costly hiring mistakes. We also support organizations interested in exploring their team’s leadership styles through a variety of assessment tools. Click here to learn more about pre-employment testing or leadership assessments.

Who can benefit:

Everyone! You might be

  • A student
  • A recent graduate
  • Looking for a career change
  • Facing a major life transition
  • Returning to the workforce

Either way, the common thread is you’re just not sure what to do and looking for direction.

What can I expect?

  • Attain greater self-awareness: Career counselling provides realistic appraisals and clarifies choices.
  • Achieve personal growth: Assessment tools and resources uncover hidden strengths and challenges.
  • Find career satisfaction: Career planning matches what you value with what you do.
  • Face change and complexity with confidence: Supportive counselling and objective feedback put you on track for success.

Where is this offered?

2200 Yonge Street, Suite 219 (Yonge and Eglinton)
Toronto, ON
M4S 2C6

Give us a call at 416-928-3362 x 22609 or email us at careerplanning@ymcagta.org.

How does it work?

Choose from one of our Career Planning & Development packages.

Whether it’s career development or personal growth, we have the right package to meet your needs. All our packages include assessments with one-to-one counselling. Package prices range from $130-$1175.

Get the direction you need to reach your personal and professional goals. If you're a high school, college or university student; a recent graduate; someone looking for a career change or returning to the workforce – this program is for you!

  1. Signature Career Planning and Development Package: $1,175.00 + HST
    • Initial Consultation: 1 hour
    • On-site Assessments (timed tests of abilities and aptitudes)
    • Online Personal and Vocational Interest Assessments
    • Interpretation of Results: 1.5 hours
    • Action Plan and Follow-Up Consultations: five 1-hour consultations to meet with the counsellor over a 3-year period
  2. Classic Career Planning and Development Package: $930.00 + HST
    • Initial Consultation: 1 hour
    • Online Personal and Vocational Interest Assessments
    • Interpretation of Results: 1.5 hours
    • Action Plan and Follow-Up Consultations: five 1-hour consultations to meet with the counsellor over a 3-year period
  3. Aptitudes and Abilities Package: $440.00 + HST
    • Onsite Assessments (timed tests of abilities and aptitudes): approx. 4 hours
    • Interpretation of Results: 1 hour
  4. Career Exploration Package: $425.00 + HST
    • Online Personal and Vocational Interest Assessments
    • Interpretation of Results: 1.5 hours
    • 1-hour Follow-up Session
  1. Self-Exploration and Interpersonal Development Package: $471.00 + HST
    • Online Personal and Vocational Interest Assessments
    • Interpretation of Results: 1.5 hours
    • 1.5-hour Follow-up Session
  2. Emotional Intelligence Assessment: $185.00 + HST
    • Emotional Intelligence - EQ-i 2.0® Workplace Report
    • Interpretation of Results: 1 hour
  3. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Assessment: $155.00 + HST
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®
    • Interpretation of Results: 1 hour
  4. Change Style Indicator® Assessment: $140.00 + HST
    • Change Style Indicator®
    • Interpretation of Results: 1 hour
  5. Career Counselling: $130.00 + HST
    • 1-hour long career counselling session

Explore your leadership styles through various assessments, and understand how to make use of your greatest strengths to reach your full leadership potential.

  1. Classic Leadership Development Package: $607.00 + HST
    • Online Personal and Vocational Interest Assessments
    • Interpretation of Results: 1.5 hours
    • 1.5-hour Follow-up Session
  2. Change Management Package: $371.00 + HST
    • Online Personal and Vocational Interest Assessments
    • Interpretation of Results: 1.5 hours
    • 1.5-hour Follow-up Session
  3. Emotional Intelligence Leadership Assessment: $220.00 + HST
    • Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0® Leadership Report
    • Interpretation of Results: 1 hour

Ready, Set, Go!

Give us a call at 416-928-3362 x 22609 or email us at careerplanning@ymcagta.org. We would love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have.

Click here to download the YMCA Career Planning Brochure (PDF).