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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.

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...

Thank You to the United Way

Thank You to the United Way

Thank you to the United Way and their Local Love in a Global Crisis COVID-19 Fund for their grant that will support the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society as we continue to provide services to vulnerable youth and families across Victoria. These funds will ensure that...

YES Service Delivery Update: April 2nd, 2020

YES Service Delivery Update: April 2nd, 2020

Here at YES, we are committed to ensuring the Health and Safety of both the youth and families we serve as well as our staff and volunteers. We have been closely following the recommendations put forth by public health officials and have been working to come up with...

Important: Updated YES COVID-19 Response

Important: Updated YES COVID-19 Response

Here at YES, we are committed to ensuring the Health and Safety of both the youth and families we serve as well as our staff and volunteers. We have been closely following the recommendations put forth by public health officials and have been working to come up with...

YES Response to COVID19

YES Response to COVID19

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society is monitoring the provincial and federal response to COVID 19 and has taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our staff and the youth and families we serve. We will continue to respond to the situation as it unfolds and...

Souper Bowls Postponed

Update from Souper Bowls of Hope – Postponed Event  The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve here in BC., Canada and other countries in the world. We are at a critical point in the fight against the virus. We recognize that the risk of spread of this virus in...

YES Holiday Hours

YES Holiday Hours

Our hours will be changing from December 23rd-January 6th. Our upstairs counselling offices will be closed, however the Alliance Club will be open from 10:00am-7:00pm Monday-Friday, excluding Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day ( when our downtown offices are...

Alliance Club Christmas Party

Alliance Club Christmas Party

The Alliance Club is holding its annual Youth Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19th from 4:30pm-7pm. Come on out and enjoy some hot chocolate and a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings! We will also be handing out presents to those who attend! This event...

Connections Programming: The Anxiety Group

Connections Programming: The Anxiety Group

The fall/winter session of YES' Anxiety Group has started! The Anxiety Group is designed to be a safe, welcoming and less clinical experience for youth ages 13- 24. The group provides a learning experience for youth to make meaningful connections not only to other...

Alliance Club Holiday Activities for Youth

Alliance Club Holiday Activities for Youth

Did you know that in addition to the food, shower, laundry and basic needs services the Alliance Club offers, we also provide youth with social activities? Over the month of December, YES is happy to be offering the following drop-in classes for youth (ages 13-19),...

International Youth Day!

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

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!

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

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...

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