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Stay up to date with all that we are doing. We’ll post news about new programs, fundraisers and special projects.

Volunteers Needed!

YES is currently looking for volunteers to help support the work we do in our drop-in program, the Alliance Club. We currently have 3 volunteer positions to fill. We are looking for individuals who can commit a minimum of 2 hours a week, Mon-Thur, between 4:30-7:30pm....

Job Posting

Position Title: Maternity Leave Part Time Life Youth Support Counsellor (9 month position)  Program: Life Skills Hours Per Week: 15 Reports To: Programs Manager Closing Date: September 23rd, 2019 Start Date: October 2019 Position Summary: The counsellor will...

International Youth Day!

It’s #internationalyouthday today! Since October of 1992 YES has been providing youth in our Victoria community with a variety of services to help them navigate and overcome the issues they are facing. Currently we offer 15 unique programs and services to help youth...

Main Office closed on Canada Day

Just a reminder that our main office will be closed on Canada Day, Monday July 1st. If you require assistance, please contact our emergency shelter at 250-386-8282. We hope you have a healthy and happy holiday!

Summer Opportunities (SOP) Starts on Tuesday!

Our annual summer program returns on July 2nd in the Alliance Club. SOP  is a summer daytime drop-in activity program for youth aged 13 to 19 years. SOP focuses on providing free recreational activities in the downtown Victoria area. Lunches are included and the...

Summer Hours in The Alliance Club Drop-In

Starting July 2nd, the Alliance Club will have extended hours to accommodate our Summer Opportunities Program! Monday-Thursday the club will be open from 11:30-7:00 and on Fridays it will be open from 11:30-3:30. Both lunch as well as dinner will be served throughout...

Full Time Job Posting at the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter

The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter is seeking a full time crisis support counsellor to start in August. Position Title:    Crisis Support Counsellor Reports To: Manager, Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter Potential Start Date:  August 2019 Closing Date:     July 2nd,...

Did you know YES offers free recreation activities every Friday?

Connections is a pro-social, healthy rec program that offers youth the opportunity to engage in fun activities that take place both at the YES main office as well as all over Victoria. These activities take place every Friday afternoon. Make sure to check out our...

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...

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...


YES is proud to offer activities that support youths health recreational and social development. Connections provides youth with varied opportunities to begin building a sense of belonging in their community and is made up of four unique components that have been...

Souper Bowls

YES would like to thank everyone who came out for our 21st annual Souper Bowls of Hope fundraiser. A special thank you to Michele Davis and the entire committee for all their hard work in organizing the event! For a complete list of all our committee members, chefs...

Daytime support

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

 Mon-Thurs 12:30pm-7:30pm

contact our Alliance Club


After hours phone support

Please call:
the Kiwanis Emergency Shelter