“Three Simple Ideas for Improving Community Health”


Medhat Mahdy
President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Toronto

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Medhat Mahdy is the President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Toronto and President of YMCA Ontario. Medhat has an extensive background in charitable sector leadership and strategy – as well as a 38-year relationship with the YMCA, as a member, volunteer, donor and leader. He brings a deep understanding of the social determinants of health, and a conviction that we owe every one of our kids the opportunity to grow stronger every day in spirit, mind and body.

Medhat has served in a variety of leadership capacities at both the YMCA of Greater Toronto and YMCA Canada. An architect of the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s current 10-year strategic plan, Strong Start, Great Future, Medhat is committed to building 10 new YMCA Centres of Community across the GTA in order to help advance the Y’s vision that “our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults.”

Medhat holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Toronto and has served on a number of high profile task forces, including the Government of Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel.