We believe IN the capacity of all people.
The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society recognizes that it operates on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations, including but not limited to the Lekwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees) and WSÁNEĆ (Saanich) Peoples. We respect indigenous people’s connection to the land and respect their diverse traditions and practices within these territories. Through our work, we acknowledge that colonialism and systemic racism has impacted generations of indigenous people and continues to harm the youth and families that we serve at VYES.
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.
Thank you for giving me the courage to change my life.
addressing a range of issues
Transitioning to Adulthood
in 2021-2022 we helped over 1200 individual youth and families
YES provided basic needs (meals, showers, clothing etc.) to over 700 youth in 2021-2022.
84 youth accessed the Specialized Youth Detox program in 2021-2022.
The Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter provided 216 youth a safe bed in the community in 2021-2022.
150 parents received services to facilitate improved family relations in 2021-2022.
Check out what’s new with our programs and initiatives.
Tickets are now on sale for our Souper Bowls of Hope fundraiser in October! Please go to https://souperbowlsofhope2023.eventbrite.com to get your tickets now!
We are so grateful to Big Wheel Burger for choosing our organization as their organization to support for the month of August! For the month of August, $2 from every feature burger sold will be donated to YES and will support the work we do on behalf of youth and...
Thank you to Telus and the Friendly Future Foundation for generously donating $20,000.00, in honour of the retirement of Dr. Kate Moran, to support both our Youth Wellness Program as well as our Alliance Club drop-in! We at the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society...
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS 2023-2024
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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