YMCA of Greater Toronto achieves accreditation from Imagine Canada’s Standards Program

November 01, 2016

Collage of YMCA programs including Child Care, Camps, Youth Leadership, Swimming, Arriba and Conditioning


The YMCA of Greater Toronto has been accredited under Imagine Canada’s national Standards Program. With this achievement, we join a growing community of more than 200 organizations dedicated to operational excellence.

“I am confident I speak for everyone across our Association when I say we are very proud of the work we do every day at the YMCA, and this accreditation demonstrates that dedication,” says Medhat Mahdy, YMCA of Greater Toronto President and CEO. “In particular, I am proud of how we work with and engage our staff and volunteers – the heart of the YMCA of Greater Toronto.”

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement.

“It’s no small feat for an organization to earn Standards Program accreditation,” says Bruce MacDonald, President and CEO of Imagine Canada. “It’s a rigorous, peer-reviewed process that is meant to build public trust and confidence in the charitable sector. These organizations take accountability and operational transparency very seriously. We’re glad to have them on board.”

As a charity tackling critical social health issues across the GTA, the YMCA of Greater Toronto offers children, teens, young adults and families the opportunity for personal growth, community involvement, and leadership. Our vision that our communities can and will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults inspires everything the YMCA of Greater Toronto does.

“We set very high standards for ourselves as an Association, especially when taking into consideration our Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign and the important programs and services we offer communities across the GTA,” says Debbie Sevenpifer, YMCA of Greater Toronto Chief Financial Officer.

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For more information contact:

Antoine Tedesco, Public Relations Manager, YMCA of Greater Toronto
E: antoine.tedesco@ymcagta.org | T: 416-928-3362 x 22477 | M: 647-624-4565

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