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Job Posting

Job Posting

YES is hiring for our full time Specialized Youth Detox Intake Coordinator Position. If you would like more information, please go to the jobs section of our site. Job Posting:  Victoria Youth Empowerment Society Position Title: Withdrawal Management Intake...

Thank You!

Thank You!

YES would like to thank the City of Victoria for their continued support of the Agency. The 2021 Strategic Plan Grant will go towards ensuring that youth have access to drop-in services and are able to get their core needs met.

The Victoria Foundation: Community Recovery Program

The Victoria Foundation: Community Recovery Program

YES is proud to announce that The Alliance Club is a recipient of the 2021 Community Recovery Program. The Agency would like to thank the Victoria Foundation for their continued support of the work we do to help vulnerable youth and families. The Community Recover...

Job Posting: Specialized Youth Detox

Job Posting: Specialized Youth Detox

Position title:          Withdrawal Management Counsellor – Full Time Program:                   Specialized Youth Detox (SYD) Reports...

Summer Opportunities Week Two Schedule

Summer Opportunities Week Two Schedule

The Summer Opportunities Program began this week! Next week's activities include: Monday: Bubble Tea Tuesday: Paint Your Own Mug Wednesday: Board Game Cafe Thursday: Music Bingo Friday: Make Your Own Sundae Activities are run out of the Alliance Club and start at...

Thank You to the 100+ Women Who Care Victoria!

Thank You to the 100+ Women Who Care Victoria!

Thank you so much to the 100+ Women Who Care Victoria for selecting YES as the recipient of their June giveaway! The generous donation of 15K will go far in supporting the youth YES serves.

Summer Opportunities Program

Summer Opportunities Program

Starting July 5th, YES's Summer Opportunities Program returns! This program offers youth (13-19) the chance to participate in recreational group activities throughout the summer. The summer program is run out of the Alliance Club drop-in at 533 Yates st. Activities...

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

The Alliance Club and YES main office will be closed on Friday, April 2nd and Monday, April 5th for the Easter long weekend. If you require assistance, please contact our 24/7 Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282.

New Job Postings

New Job Postings

YES has two new job opportunities available: A full time Supported Independent Living Counsellor Position Summary: The Supported Independent Living Counsellor provides the support necessary to ensure the successful transition of youth and young adults who are on Youth...

Family Day: February 15th, 2021

Family Day: February 15th, 2021

The Alliance Club and YES main office will be closed on Monday, February 15th for Family Day. If you require assistance, please contact our 24/7 Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282.

YES Holiday Hours

YES Holiday Hours

Our hours will be changing from December 21st-January 1st. Our upstairs counselling offices will be closed, however the Alliance Club will be open from 10:00am-7:00pm Monday-Friday, excluding December 25th, December 28th and January 1st ( when our downtown offices are...

Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller,  for their grant that will support our efforts to increase food security for the vulnerable youth we serve. The grant is appreciated by both staff as well as the youth who will benefit...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society's main office will be closed on Remembrance Day, November 11th. If you require assistance, please call the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282.

Golf For Kids Online Event

Golf For Kids Online Event

We are continuously grateful for the support we receive year after year from Souper Bowls for Hope. Please take a look at the online auction they are putting on in partnership with Golf for Kids. Please go check out their website at https://www.golfforkids.net/.

New Job Posting

New Job Posting

Temporary Maternity Leave Youth Support Counsellor Position Position Title: Youth Support Counsellor Program: The Alliance Club Reports To: Programs Manager Posting Closing Date: October 2nd, 2020 Potential Start Date:  November 16th, 2020 Position Summary The...

BC Day Long Weekend

BC Day Long Weekend

The Alliance Club and YES' main offices will be closed on Monday August 3rd for BC day. We will re-open on Tuesday at 10:00am If you require assistance, please contact the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282. Have a safe long weekend.

Summer Opportunities Weekly Schedule

Summer Opportunities Weekly Schedule

Our Summary Opportunities Program(SOP) officially started this week! From the looks of the schedule it seems like it is shaping up to be a delicious start to the summer🤤 SOP activities will be starting daily around 1:30pm in the Alliance Club and are for youth 13-19...

Summer Opportunities Program

Summer Opportunities Program

YES has been working hard to ensure that we can offer our summer programming safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that starting next week, our Summer Opportunities Program (SOP) will be returning to offer free activities for youth ages...

Updated Service Hours

Updated Service Hours

As B.C. moves towards easing some COVID-19 restrictions, YES has been working to safely increase its in-person service delivery capacity by creating program guidelines that are based on provincial and federal recommendations. In additional to strict cleaning...

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