We believe IN the capacity of all people.

Service Update: November 16th, 2021

Due to water damage sustained at YES’ 533 Yates st location, the building, including the Alliance Club drop-in, will remain closed until further notice. All other programs continue to be available to youth and families. The main office line (250-383-3514) will be checked every few hours, however, if you require immediate assistance please call the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter at 250-386-8282. Updates will be posted both on the website as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

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 2020-2021 we helped over 1200 individual youth and families

Basic needs

YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 800 youth in 2020-2021.

Substance Use

63 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2020-2021.

Safe Nights

The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided 228 youth a safe bed in the community in 2020-2021.

Families

175 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations in 2020-2021.

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Executive Director Job Posting

Executive Director Job Posting

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES) is a firmly established, accredited, and successful non-profit organization in Victoria, BC, who strives to meet the needs of youth by working in partnership with families and the community to deliver safe and supportive...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Happy New Year. YES is hiring for multiple positions currently including our Youth Outreach Program and Drop-In. If you would like more information, please visit the jobs section of the website. Thank you.

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Alliance Club Christmas Party

Alliance Club Christmas Party

The annual Alliance Club Christmas party is going ahead, just at a different location!  Youth can join us on December 22nd at the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (2117 Vancouver street) from 12:00pm-6:00pm to enjoy a meal and receive a Christmas present. If you have...

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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.

Main Office

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm

contact our main office: 250-383-3514

Alliance Club 

Mon-Thurs 10:00am-6:00pm  Fri: 10:00am-2:00pm

contact our Alliance Club: 250-361-3923

After hours phone support

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