Website YWCA Hamilton

Who We Are

Founded in 1889, YWCA Hamilton is known as one of Hamilton’s original social innovators and works from a feminist, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive framework. We are dedicated to strengthening women’s and girl’s voices, broadening their choices, building dynamic leadership and providing essential services that promote safe, inclusive and equitable communities.

Position Description

Department: Health and Wellness

Reports to: Manager, Seniors & Community Wellness Programs

Hours of Work:  0-14 hours a week

Start Date:  TBD

Posting Date: April 11th, 2024

Location:  Hamilton, ON

  • Leads a variety of group fitness classes/ Aquafitness classes for offsite programs (Fit@Home and Community Aquatic Programs);  
  • Ensures all members/clients are treated in a friendly and professional manner;
  • Maintains accurate records, statistics and produces reports upon request;
  • Maintains appropriate record-keeping in accordance with YWCA Hamilton’s policies and procedures, and confidentiality/privacy policies;
  • Identifies and evaluates risks associated with members/clients and takes appropriate action to control the risks;  
  • Nurtures and forms meaningful internal and external working relationships and partnerships;
  • Understands emerging trends, leading practices, industry professional standards;
  • Ensures compliance with YWCA Hamilton policies and procedures;
  • Works safely, reports all workplace hazards and follows all YWCA Hamilton Health and Safety policies and procedures;  
  • Supports YWCA Hamilton mission, vision and values;  
  • Perform other duties as required. 


  • Works schedule 0-14 hour work week;
  • Work schedule includes days, mornings, afternoons, and evenings.


  • High School diploma – 18 years or older;
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience delivering Aquafitness classes and/or leading group fitness is an asset;
  • Ontario Fitness Council (OFC) Group Fitness Leadership Certification is an asset;
  • CALA/ WaterArt Aquafitness certification or willing to obtain at own cost;
  • Must be able to work from a feminist, anti-racist/anti-oppressive perspective;
  • Ability to work a schedule which includes days, mornings, afternoons, and evenings;
  • Must provide a current Criminal Record Judicial Matters Police check or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Must have current Emergency First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain at own cost;
  • Ability to travel to other locations in Hamilton;
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset

YWork for us?

At YWCA Hamilton, we are intentional about fostering a workplace culture that values positive physical and emotional well-being through our values of Inclusivity, Equity, Community, Self-determination, and Accountability. We invest in our employees so that we can bring our values into the communities in which we live. We offer our employees:

  • On-the-job training and professional development opportunities;
  • Staff fitness, childcare and recreation discounts;
  • Opportunities to get involved in our community;
  • A competitive total rewards package.

If you’re passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of women, children, and families every day, we would love for you to join our team!

As part of YWCA Hamilton’s commitment to Access and Equity, we strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals who are women, First Nations, Métis, immigrant, refugee, LGBTQ2S+; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from racialized communities or other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. Please inform us of any accommodation requests.

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