We believe IN the capacity of all people.

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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Thank you

Thank you

YES wants to say a big thank you to the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller, Victoria Commandery for awarding us with a $10,000.00 grant in December. This grant will help us continue to combat the food insecurity many youth face by supplying...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

YES currently has three openings: -A Part-Time Youth and Family Support Services Counsellor -A Part-Time Life Skills Counsellor -A Full-Time Outreach Counsellor If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please visit our jobs sections for more...

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Housing Support Fund

Housing Support Fund

Did you know that this year YES launched a Housing Support Fund for the youth and families it serves? This fund allows YES to support individuals with: -Emergency Rental Funding -Groceries -Bus Passes -Moving Expenses -Furniture/home goods We have seen how this fund...

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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