Professional Learning

The Child Youth and Family Services Coalition of Simcoe County supports member professional development.

Professional Development Fund

Please read our Professional Development Fund guidelines. You are encouraged to apply six weeks before your training, using our Professional Development Fund Application Form.

Contact Kathryn Manners if you have any questions.

Leadership Program

Not-For-Profit Leadership Institute

The YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka (YMCA) has partnered with Lakehead University to deliver a Not-For-Profit Professional Development Certificate Program, a series of training events for not-for-profit leaders. The YMCA has also partnered with the Trillium Foundation on this project and is looking to secure other strategic partners to ensure that the program is sustainable and meets the needs of the not-for-profit community. The Coalition has partnered with the YMCA on this leadership program initiative and its membership in an effort to meet the Coalition’s mission to maximize the capacity, effectiveness and cultural uniqueness of the child, youth and family service system through collective efforts. 

For details on the Not-For-Profit Professional Development Certificate Program, and to register, visit the YMCA website.

A new fast track option is now available for interested individuals. Eligible candidates can obtain direct entry to Level Two of the program. There is an application process for this option and criteria to meet to be considered. Qualifying candidates may fast track at a reduced rate. The fast track includes review of Level One material, Strengthsquest and a one-on-one consultation along with some pre-work assignments.

Registration for Level 1, 2 and 3 Trainings.

Level 1 Training

Level 2 Training

Level 3 Training

Contact: [email protected]

Location: YMCA Geneva Park, 6604 Rama Road Orillia, ON

 Lakehead University Campus, 500 University Avenue, Orillia ON

Program Cost: Level 1 & 2 are $895+HST each. Level 3 is $925+HST. (includes program, accommodation, meals and related materials)

Level 1 Fast Track for direct entry to level two of the program: $350+HST, plus the cost of Level 2 ($895+HST). Click on the link for more details and to apply.

For YMCA Lakehead Leadership Program Subsidy information, please click below.  Contact Kathryn Manners if you have any questions.