2019/2020 Annual Report

We are very proud of our accomplishments over the last year and you will see that we have not only continued to build on the trauma-informed, intentional healing and integration for young people, we have also brought our financial situation to a much more sustainable position and I believe we are on our way to reach our financial strategic goal by March 31, 2023.

This has been a year of big emotions at YESS as it has for the rest of the world. The first half of fiscal 2019/2020 was focused on rebuilding revenue and bringing YESS out of deficit. The end of our fiscal year was focused on responding to our first global pandemic. I have never been more proud of our team as I have been watching all departments and levels of staff respond quickly, creatively, and collaboratively to an urgent and potentially dangerous situation for staff and young people. Our COVID-19 response has been outstanding, in my opinion, and I am proud of the team for their professionalism, accountability, and compassion as they dealt with very high stress, their own personal safety, and a new, even more complex and dangerous environment for youth. Through all of this, we have learned how powerful we really are and I am very excited and hopeful for what we can do together for the young people experiencing crisis in our city.

All of this work couldn’t have been done without the support of our partners, our funders, our volunteers, our donors, and our government services.

Thank you for everything.

Margo Long
President & CEO | Youth Empowerment and Support Services

2019/2020 Financial Statements

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2019/2020 Outcomes & Results

691
Youth empowered in 2019/2020
3936
Volunteer hours in 2019
100
Percent of youth have experienced trauma
49
Percent of youth identify as Indigenous

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