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Youth Services Manager

Youth Services Manager

YES is hiring for a new position: a Youth Services Manager. This position will oversee program services at our 533 Yates st location. To learn more about the position, please visit our jobs section.

Job Posting: Bookkeeper

Reports To: Executive Director Potential Start Date: June 2024 Hours 22.5 hours per week (Monday-Friday). Wage $32.00 per hour to start. Position Summary The Youth Empowerment Society is a non-profit community service agency offering support and services to youth and...

United Way Grant

United Way Grant

Thank you to the Southern Vancouver Island United Way for providing us with one of their Programs and Services grants that will allow us to continue our Youth Wellness Program.The Youth Wellness Program allows us to provide services to youth that focus on their mental...

The Griffin Housing Support Fund

The Griffin Housing Support Fund

We would like to announce that YES is honoring our former Executive Director Pat Griffin by renaming our Housing Support Program, the Griffin Housing Support Program. Access to safe housing was something Pat felt strongly about and this fund was one of the ways he was...

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved former executive director Pat Griffin. Today we remember and honour an exceptional leader who played an instrumental role in shaping our organization and touching countless lives...

Christmas Hours

Christmas Hours

YES makes sure we are available over the Christmas holidays for support and extends our drop-in hours to make sure youth can get their needs met. We wish you all a safe holiday season.

Souper Bowls of Hope Tickets

Souper Bowls of Hope Tickets

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!

Big Wheel Burger of the Month!

Big Wheel Burger of the Month!

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, Telus!

Thank you, Telus!

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...

Souper Bowls of Hope Update

Souper Bowls of Hope Update

Starting next Monday, tickets will go on sale for our Souper Bowls of Hope Event that will take place on October 17th, 2023 at The Union Club. There are TWO Seatings for this event, so please make sure to select the correct time that you wish to attend when you...

Thank You to PWC Canada Foundation

Thank You to PWC Canada Foundation

Thank you to the PwC Canada Foundation for their generous donation! These funds will help us meet youths’ essential needs such as getting a hot meal and having clean clothes to go to school in. They will also help us support youth with their emotional and mental...

Thank You to The Victoria Foundation

Thank You to The Victoria Foundation

Thank you to The Victoria Foundation for the generous grant YES received through their Community Grants Program. This grant will allow us to build staff capacity through skills and wellness training. We appreciate the ongoing support we receive from the Victoria...

Souper Bowls of Hope

Souper Bowls of Hope

We have some exciting news, our annual fundraiser Souper Bowls of Hope will be returning this October! We are looking forward to sharing all the details over the summer. In the meantime, please visit www.vyes.ca/souper-bowls/ for information about past events and...

We are grateful to have received a Youth and Family Project Grant from the Victoria Family Court and Youth Justice Committee that will support our Summer Opportunities Program (SOP)! SOP allows us to offer free summer recreational programming for youth throughout the...

Summer Youth Activity Workers

Summer Youth Activity Workers

We are looking for two individuals to join our organization for the summer to provide engaging recreation activities for youth in our Alliance Club Drop-In program! The Summer Youth Activity Workers, alongside the Alliance Club Youth Support Counsellors, will be...

Come Join Us!

Come Join Us!

The Victoria Youth Empowerment Society is looking for a Youth and Family Outreach Counsellor to join our team. The Youth and Family Counsellor provides a variety of services to at-risk youth (12-19 years of age) and their families in the Core Victoria area. The Youth...

Thank You!

Thank You!

YES would like to say thank you to the Victoria RBC branch for their generous donation of $10,000.00 as part of their 125th Anniversary event. These funds support YES to provide much-needed services to the youth and families of Victoria. We feel fortunate to have been...

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Thank you so much to Sotheby's International Realty Canada for the wonderful event they put on for YES on April 19th. It means so much to the youth and families we serve to know that they have the support of our community. We are so appreciative of all the effort that...

Sotheby’s International Realty Fundraiser

Sotheby’s International Realty Fundraiser

We are so thankful to Sotheby's International Realty for putting on this event on our behalf to support the youth and families we serve. The event is being held on April 19th and you can purchase your ticket at eventbrite.ca/e/under-one-roof-tickets-605952549387.

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...

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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