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Date Headline Media Outlet(s)
March 27 YMCA of Greater Toronto names new president & CEO
March 14 YMCA of Greater Toronto president retiring after 50 years of service | The Star Toronto Star
March 14 Why training more child-care workers isn't enough to solve the staffing crisis
March 14 The CEO of YMCA of Greater Toronto is retiring: Medhat Mahdy reflects on 47 years, CBC Metro Morning
March 13 Workers Wanted:  YMCA senior executive explains how Ontario's childcare worker shortage will affect Toronto parents CBC Metro Morning
March 13 Why a shortage of workers threatens $10/day child care | CBC News
February 8  Workforce shortages threaten community well-being | Opinion |
January 28 Toronto man spends 24-hours at Denny's CityNews
January 10 YMCA's New Year's fitness tips CP24 Breakfast
January 6 Opinion: Staff shortage threatens to hold back affordable child care in Ontario Toronto Star
January 5  Staff shortage threatens to hold back affordable child care | Opinion |


Date Headline Media Outlet(s)
December 13 How to talk with youth about cannabis use TVO: The Agenda
November 21 Medhat Mahdy, President & CEO of YMCA Of Greater Toronto, Receives Highest Vaughan Honour
November 10 A look inside Toronto’s incredible YMCA Academy Breakfast Television
July 22 New YMCA location coming to east end Toronto Toronto Star,
July 19 Long-awaited Steve & Sally Stavro YMCA opening next month in Toronto's east end CP24, CTV News
July 19 Steve & Sally Stavro Family YMCA on Kingston Road to officially open doors Aug. 15 Beach Metro
June 26 The YMCA: A place where everyone can shine The Toronto Star,
June 23 3 things you need to know about the newly opened Vaughan metropolitan community centre The Toronto Star,,,
May 4 Opinion: Voters should keep youth in mind during Ontario election The Toronto Star,,
April 22 After going back to school, this public relations student seeks her first full-time role in the field.
Our Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Nora Gorman shares best practices for creating a resume that stands out to recruiters and employers.
The Globe and Mail
March 10 Opinion: Kindness and empathy are critical to the GTA’s recovery from COVID,, The Toronto Star
January 18 Live interview with our Senior Vice President, Child & Family Development, Linda Cottes, on the opening of almost 50 YMCA emergency child care centres CP24
January 13 Ontario health care workers scramble for daycare spots The Globe and Mail
January 11 YMCA of Greater Toronto, selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2022 by Mediacorp The Globe and Mail


Date Headline Media Outlet(s)
December 18 Chief Strategy Officer at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, Jamison Steeve, discusses Shine On survey results in this Millennial Balance podcast episode 105.9 The Region
December 15 Helping youth succeed in the job hunt Markham Review
December 2 Un jeune sans-abri LGBTQ+ sur 3 a tenté de se suicider durant la pandémie, selon une étude Ici Radio-Canada
November 1 YMCA Employment Services offers 5 tips to help your resumé shine
October 20 Op ed: Ontario needs a federal-provincial child-care agreement
September 29 With her credentials, can this non-profit marketing manager find a new role with room to grow? The Globe and Mail
September 10 The GTA Y takes a ‘shine’ to animation Stimulant
September 2 The YMCA of Toronto announces its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Breakfast Television, CP24, 680 News, CTV Toronto
August 12-September 1 The YMCA of Greater Toronto's President and CEO Medhat Mahdy and Program Coordinator Sam Adebiyi share details about the YMCA Black Achievers mentorship program launch and explain its importance in our communities. CBC News, Breakfast Television, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun,, Share News, 105.9 The Region
August 9 Doug Ford urged to create a vaccine passport before the fourth wave hits
Our Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Nora Gorman shares her thoughts about introducing a vaccine passport in Ontario.
Toronto Star
July 14 Here is what you need to know about gyms reopening on Friday TRNTO
July 13 Here's what to expect when Toronto gyms reopen this week Daily Hive
July 12 YMCA of Greater Toronto opens 9 health and fitness facilities to outdoor classes Global News
July 2 Opinion Story: 'Monumental need' for child care in wake of pandemic
YMCA of Greater Toronto's President and CEO Medhat Mahdy's op-ed focuses on opportunities for women, the economy and children.
Toronto Star,,
June 18 YMCA steps up for front-line workers with emergency childcare program in Shelburne and Orangeville
June 12 A Look At 2021 YMCA Summer Camp Programming Newstalk 1010
June 10 It’s official: Scarborough’s Bridletowne Community Hub is getting built Toronto Star
June 9 'I had hope and a vision': Scarborough community hub residents dreamed up is now funded Toronto Star
May 15 Reopening Ont. outdoor recreational sites should focus on equity, access: advocates Toronto Star, National Post,
May 15 Overnight campers stare down another lost summer The Globe and Mail
May 3 Prepare for your move to Canada: Get help with pre-arrival services Canadian Immigrant
April 12 What to do if your toddler bites—or gets bitten—at daycare Today's Parent

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