Program News

Down to Earth has launched its fall/winter calendar of events! These activities are free of charge and available to youth ages 15-21.

      Activities will include:

      November 10th: Climbing at Boulder House

      November 24th: Skateboarding

      December 8th: Royals Hockey Game

      December 15th: Epic Escape Room

      January 12th: Gym workout or kick boxing

      January 26th: Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park

Please contact or 250-507-1759 for more information and to register for an activity. Spots will fill up quickly!


You(th) Can Cook is taking applications for its fall cycle! Join us as you learn kitchen skills, prep meals and gain your Food Safe Certificate!

Community Kitchen Poster 2 October 2017_

Referral forms can be printed off and emailed to Community Kitchen Referral Form



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The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society strives to provide a continuum of care that empowers positive choices in the lives of multiple-barrier youth by providing accessible, innovative and proactive programs.

These programs are delivered free of cost to the youth and families of Greater Victoria. We’re here to support all youth in our community to transition to healthy lives and make positive life choice. We strive to meet the needs of youth by working in partnership with families and the community to deliver a safe and supportive environment for at–risk youth.


As a multi-service agency, we offer:

    • A safe place off the streets for at-risk and/or homeless youth
    • A flexible drop-in component  available beyond regular business hours with counsellors who are available without appointments.
    • A welcoming, non-judgmental place for youth with mistrust and anxiety issues to access services.
    • Specialized support for youth aging out of government care
    • Life skills and job training services
    • Detox support in a residential, non-medical setting
    • Early intervention through family counselling, mediation and outreach support
    • An emergency shelter for youth with no safe place to go

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.


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