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Truth and Reconciliation Day

Truth and Reconciliation Day

Our main office, including the Alliance Club will be closed tomorrow, September 30th, for Truth and Reconciliation Day. If you require support, please contact our emergency shelter at 250-386-8282. If you would like to know more about what is happening in Victoria...

Anxiety Workshop Week One

Just a reminder that our Youth Wellness Project will be putting on an Anxiety Workshop starting this week. Please reach out to our Youth Wellness Worker Jordan for more information!

Art and Pizza

Art and Pizza

We are continuing our monthly art and pizza night at KEYS, this is an opportunity for youth to practice social skills in a safe, fun environment. Please reach out to our Youth Wellness worker for more information.

Anxiety Workshop

Anxiety Workshop

We know that September can be a challenging time for youth as they head back to school, which can increase their anxiety. YES is happy to announce it is bringing back its anxiety workshop as part of its Youth Wellness Program. This five-week workshop will focus on...

Board of Directors Volunteer Posting

Board of Directors Volunteer Posting

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES) is currently recruiting two or three skilled individuals to join our volunteer Board of Directors to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of YES so as to support...

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society is looking to hire a full-time youth support counsellor for our Alliance Club drop-in program. The Youth Support Counsellor is responsible for providing the necessary services and support to youth accessing the Alliance Club...

Thank You

Thank you to the Victoria Foundation's Community Grants Program for its generous grant that will allow us to continue to improve service delivery for vulnerable youth in Victoria. Your continued support for our programs and the youth of Victoria means so much!

Summer Opportunities Program

We are pleased to announce the return of our Summer Opportunities Program! Running June 27th- August 19th, this program offers youth the opportunity to participate in healthy recreational activities throughout the summer. We update our Instagram page each week with...

Youth Wellness Project

Youth Wellness Project

We know that the pandemic has taken a toll on youth's mental and emotional well-being. You are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and many feel uncomfortable in a group setting. This is why we are happy to be offering a pilot project that will help youth develop...

Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to the Victoria Foundation for the generous grant we received through the Axel & Wendy Foght Fund. Your generosity will benefit the youth of Victoria and create lasting impacts in their lives.

May Long Weekend Hours

May Long Weekend Hours

Our main office and Alliance Club, both located at 533 Yates st, will be closed on May 23rd for the May long weekend. If you require assistance, please contact the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282. The shelter is open seven days a week and does not...

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Helen Hughes. She was a champion of vulnerable youth within Victoria and meant a great deal to the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society. Her advocacy and tireless behind-the-scenes work has impacted the lives of thousands of...

Job Postings

Job Postings

On YES' jobs page, you will find the Agency's current posted positions. We currently have both contract as well as full-time positions posted. If you have any questions about any of the positions, please email programs_manager@vyes.ca.

Alliance Club Hours

Alliance Club Hours

As many of you know, the Alliance Club drop-in sustained water damage in November. Since then we have modified our operations to accommodate renovations but we are so happy to let everyone know that on Monday May 9th, the Club will be back to its regular hours and...

United Way 2022-2023 Grant

United Way 2022-2023 Grant

YES would like to thank the United Way Southern Vancouver Island for choosing YES as one of the recipients of their 2022-2023 grants. This grant will allow us to pilot a Youth Wellness Project aimed at providing social, cultural, and recreational activities for youth...

YES Executive Director

YES Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society is happy to announce that effective May 2nd, 2022, Julie-Ann Hunter will assume responsibility as Executive Director.  Julie-Ann has been with the Agency for 15 years; starting as a front-line counsellor...

Easter Long Weekend

Easter Long Weekend

YES' main office and Alliance Club drop-in will be closed Friday, April 15th, and Monday, April 18th for the Easter long weekend. If you require assistance during this time, please contact the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282. The shelter is open all...

Family Day Long Weekend

Family Day Long Weekend

Just a reminder that our main office and Alliance Club drop-in will be closed on Monday, the 21st for the long weekend. If you require assistance, please contact the Emergency Youth Shelter at 250-386-8282.

Executive Director Job Posting

Executive Director Job Posting

Victoria Youth Empowerment Society (YES) is a firmly established, accredited, and successful non-profit organization in Victoria, BC, who strives to meet the needs of youth by working in partnership with families and the community to deliver safe and supportive...

We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Happy New Year. YES is hiring for multiple positions currently including our Youth Outreach Program and Drop-In. If you would like more information, please visit the jobs section of the website. Thank you.

Alliance Club Christmas Party

Alliance Club Christmas Party

The annual Alliance Club Christmas party is going ahead, just at a different location!  Youth can join us on December 22nd at the Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter (2117 Vancouver street) from 12:00pm-6:00pm to enjoy a meal and receive a Christmas present. If you have...

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