2020/2021 Annual Report

I am proud to present this year’s annual report highlighting the incredible work done by our teams. This was one of the most difficult years facing YESS and the young people we serve. This year, we have seen a drastic increase in the number and complexity of crises amongst the young people we serve. Within the first week of the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic, YESS staff showed their true expertise and elegance during crisis. We had policies and procedures in place, we ensured that everyone who didn’t need to be onsite was able to work remotely, and we prioritized the health and safety of staff and youth, who are often highly immunocompromised and vulnerable. We invested heavily in leadership training, support, and coaching across the agency so that we had the tools and resiliency to handle these difficult times in a compassionate and regulated way, and we moved our training and counselling support online for virtual access. Most importantly, we came together and took care of each other. I saw this reflected in the larger community and amongst youth agencies as well. While the year brought fear, uncertainty, and crisis, I have never seen more collaboration, innovation, and self-awareness from my partners and colleagues and I, personally, relied heavily on this collaboration, as I am sure many of you did. This year taught me that we can do anything we put our minds to… if we do it together. Thank you, finally, to our donors and supporters, who continued to see our vision and believe in what we are trying to do. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Margo Long
President & CEO | Youth Empowerment and Support Services


2020/2021 Financial Statements


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2020/2021 Outcomes & Results

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

Some of the success stories