These days, our community needs us more than ever.

Your support helps us serve those who are especially vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19: unemployed individuals, recent graduates, small business owners, new arrivals, and others facing a difficult time.

We want to ensure that the many people we serve receive continuous support; that’s why all of our services are now offered online. In times of crisis we understand that needs may go beyond the entrepreneurial and employment services offered at YES. We feel that it is important to support the people who trust us by also referring them to the appropriate support services in their area, as needed. This has included government support programs and mental health services that many are unaware of. With your donation, we can help thousands of community members in their time of need. You will be helping us continue to be a source of hope, inspiration, and connection for our community.

“For someone who has been in one career for a decade, integrating into a design world I know less well can feel daunting and full of unknowns.

My coach pushed me to take important risks and invest the time needed to get my work in front of potential clients. She’s also been a sounding board for ideas I had but have not been sure whether to pursue. She’s a little like my work therapist and a wonderful ally in navigating new terrain. I’m also learning to navigate the world of arts funding in Canada, which is very different than in the States, where I’ve spent most of my career.”

Emma Jacobs
Successful YES Artist Client

"YES is not just a place that helps you find a job - YES also gives you tips and tricks on how to find the job of your dreams.

Meetings with my job search counsellor helped me sharpen my résumé and networking skills but most importantly, kept me focused and motivated!”

Pascal Van Wynendaele
Successful YES Job Search Client

“Having done mostly temp or contract work prior to this, working with YES was the first time I was truly engaged in the job search process.

It was a lot of work as my biggest struggles were a lack of confidence, needing professional direction, being in a new town, a new culture, and learning how to navigate through all of that. By really taking the time to examine the kind of work I gravitated toward in the past, I was able to get a clearer sense of the direction I wanted to continue moving in – something I really needed. I feel empowered, more confident in myself, and excited about the possibilities.”

Jessica Brown
Successful YES Job Search Client

Donation Information

To donate by phone or in person, or for more information on our fundraising efforts, please call Kathy Slotsve at (514) 878-9788 ext. 337 or email [email protected]. Cheques are made payable to Youth Employment Services. Receipts will be issued for gifts of $10 or more.

YES is a registered charity powered by CanadaHelps: BN 896568417RR0001.