We believe IN the capacity of all people.

At YES we dedicate ourselves to helping youth and their families achieve their goals while respecting their individuality and recognizing their diverse and sometimes challenging needs. Our commitment to healthy lifestyle choices creates an atmosphere where youth can feel safe and supported as they progress toward their goals. We believe everyone should be treated with equality, dignity, respect, and acceptance.

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Thank you for giving me the courage to change my life.

Female, 17

addressing a range of issues

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Substance Use

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Mental health

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Securing Employment

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Homelessness

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Transitioning to adulthood

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Basic Needs

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Educational Needs

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Family Breakdown

Community Impacts

in 2018 we helped over 1500 individual youth and families

Basic needs

YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 900 youth in 2018.

Substance Use

131 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2018.

Safe Nights

The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided over 700 safe nights to youth who had no safe place to go in 2018.

Families

175 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations.

THE LATEST

Check out what’s new with our programs and initiatives.

Welcome to our new website!

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society is proud to be launching its new website. This site has been designed to support youth, families and services providers as they navigate the programs YES offers as well as keep the community up to date on various events we offer...

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Summer Opportunities is coming!

Starting in July 2nd, YES will be running its annual summer recreation program out of the Alliance Club. This program offers youth healthy, social activities to do over the summer months. Run by two counsellors, the program is geared to youth, ages 13-19 who are...

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

YES would to thank our following funders for their continued support through the years. Without this support we would not be able to continue to offer these vital programs to the youth and their families in our community.

Daytime support

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm
contact our main office
250-383-3514

 Mon-Thurs 12:30pm-7:30pm

contact our Alliance Club

250-361-3923

After hours phone support

Please call:
the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter
250-386-8282